VHA Home HealthCare’s third CanadianCouncil on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA) survey took place in late November 2006.
All staff got involved this year through the self-assessment teams, the survey preparation, or through “accreditation challenges”, competitive games that raised awareness of the accreditation process and related CQI concepts. Close to 100% participation was achieved!
Participating in an accreditation program is a huge undertaking yet always a very positive learning experience leading to many improvements in our processes and quality of care.
We have just received the final report from CCHSA and we are excited to announce that VHA was achieved full accreditation status for the third time, including meeting all of the CCHSA’s new Patient Safety Required Organizational Practices.