Excellence Canada bestows Trillium Health Centre with highest level of recognition – the Canada Order of Excellence Award
Mississauga/West Toronto (September 20, 2011) - Trillium Health Centre is pleased to announce it has received the Canada Order of Excellence Award from Excellence Canada (formerly National Quality Institute) for its Excellence, Innovation and Wellness programs.
The Order of Excellence Award is the highest level of recognition presented by Excellence Canada and Trillium is one of only two organizations receiving it.
Trillium is also the first health care organization to receive this prestigious national award, which recognizes organizations that have successfully maintained a focus on excellence over the long term and have previously received the Canada Awards for Excellence Gold Trophy.
“Receiving the Canada Order of Excellence is deeply gratifying because it recognizes the tremendous contribution of our people to a sound, systematic approach to quality in everything we do” said Janet Davidson, O.C., president and CEO of Trillium Health Centre. “This achievement demonstrates the hard work, leadership and commitment of the entire Trillium team to delivering high quality performance for our patients while caring for each other and creating a healthy workplace”.
In awarding the Order of Excellence, Excellence Canada cited several of Trillium’s approaches and programs, including commitment to continuous improvement through active leadership and appropriate financial support, overall quantitative goal setting, healthy workplace practices and community collaboration.
“The Canada Awards for Excellence recipients are world-class organizations and represent outstanding role models in leadership, customer service, and employee engagement,” said Gary Seveny, Chair of the Board of Governors of Excellence Canada.
Trillium will officially receive the Order of Excellence at the Canada Awards for Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held in Toronto on November 1, 2011.
For more information on the Excellence Canada, see: www.nqi.ca.
About Trillium Health Centre
Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada’s largest academically-affiliated hospitals providing quality and safe care to more than one million residents in Mississauga, southwest Toronto and the surrounding areas.
Trillium is a 790-bed regional referral centre with highly-specialized, complex programs in advanced cardiac, vascular, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedic, seniors health and sexual assault/domestic violence services. Trillium’s $462.6 million annual budget supports the 4,305 staff, 715 physicians and 1,100 volunteers who care for the 778,000 patients who visit each year.
Trillium - Mississauga has an Emergency Department, inpatient units and surgical centre while an Urgent Care Centre, day surgery and other outpatient programs are located at Trillium - West Toronto. Trillium Health Centre Foundation, the health centre’s fundraising arm, inspires the community to invest in the hospital. Trillium is recognized by Accreditation Canada, Excellence Canada and Ontario Health Quality Council for providing safe, high-quality health care and leadership in a healthy workplace.
For more information, go to www.trilliumhealthcentre.org.
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