CAMH has been awarded Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada following a week-long on-site visit by surveyors in June 2019. It is the highest level of Accreditation to be awarded to a hospital.
"I am so proud of everyone at CAMH for their commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to receive this designation in recognition of our organizational promise to continually improve the quality of care we provide for our patients."
Accreditation Canada’s evaluation program focuses on quality and safety throughout a hospital’s entire enterprise—from governance and leadership to direct care and infrastructure. Participation in the Accreditation process demonstrates a hospital’s commitment to continuous quality improvement, safety and accountability.
An exemplary designation demonstrates that CAMH went beyond the requirements of Accreditation Canada. CAMH met 100 per cent of the standards and established Required Organizational Practices, one of three organizations in the province to do so.
It is the third time CAMH has received the ‘exemplary’ designation.