Excellence in Patient Safety Award

This award recognizes individuals and/or teams that are committed to improving workplace and /or patient safety within the healthcare environment, through leadership, culture, best practices, innovation and change management expertise.

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2019 Recipient: Univeristy Health Network

In 2016, University Health Network (UHN) launched Caring Safely, an ambitious initiative to reduce preventable harm, in collaboration with the Hospital for Sick Children. Caring Safely represents UHN’s commitment to reduce preventable harm to zero for patients, caregivers, and staff through an organization-wide transformation to become a High Reliability Organization and Learning Health Organization.

After the first full year of broad implementation, UHN has prevented 239 cases of hospital acquired conditions, which is equivalent to avoided costs of $2.6 million and 1,250 avoided additional bed days. By preventing these 239 cases, UHN was able to treat 195 additional patients. Click here for the full article


Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2018, Providence Health Care

2017, Niagara Health

2016, Baycrest

2015, Mount Sinai Hospital

2014, BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) & Vancouver General Hospital 

2013, Mackenzie Health 

2012, The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre 

2011, The Wexford Residence