William Osler Health System named recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Award

April 11, 2022

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that William Osler Health System was named recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Award.

William Osler embarked on its transformational journey to enhance corporate oversight & accountability for Patient Safety Incident Management through the implementation of a corporate, standardized framework aimed to improve reporting, standardize organizational response and increase frontline staff & physician participation in quality of care reviews.

The engagement and ongoing feedback from staff, physicians, patients and families who have endorsed the approach, was crucial to the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the process. The implementation this new Patient Safety Incident Management Framework has supported an increase in staff & physician participation and has resulted in a 17% increase in patient safety incident reporting over two years.

This Excellence in Patient Safety Award recognizes individuals and teams that are committed to improving patient safety practices within the healthcare environment, through leadership, culture, best practices, innovation and change management expertise.

The award is sponsored by BD-Canada, one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program. and will be presented at the virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2022.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Vice-President, Marketing & Membership
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213