At the end of April surveyors from Accreditation Canada were on site at all six GBHS hospitals to review and evaluate our organization against Canadian hospital quality and safety standards. With results now finalized, GBHS is thrilled to announce our team’s incredible success of achieving Exemplary Standing, a designation that is the highest award available through the hospital accreditation program.

Some noted strengths outlined by the surveyors were:

  • Energy within the organization – new directions
  • Positive, high functioning teams
  • Strengthened physician relationships
  • Community partnerships
  • Enhanced mental health services
  • Investments in health human resources
  • Leadership development
  • Non-emergent medical team

To recognize this amazing success, GBHS will be hosting celebratory barbecues for staff and physicians across all Brightshores sites from June 9th to June 16th.

Media contact:  Sarah Cunningham, Manager of Communications and Public Relations, Brightshores Health System, 519-376-2121 ext. 2851,