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The following brochure outlining the role and benefit of accreditation in health and social care has been revised and is available for your use from the ILAC website.
Congratulations to Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) the first hospital organization in Canada to achieve ISO 15189 Plus™ Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation status from the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH).
Over the past year, IQMH Centre for Accreditation has been reviewing the processes for the Accreditation Assessor program and some changes have been made in order to ensure our processes are of the highest quality. This article should be read in conjunction with General Policies for Assessors (Politiques générales à l'intention des évaluateurs), available on the IQMH website.
Version 8 (December 2019) of the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements was made available mid-December.
We are pleased to announce that William Osler Health System has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ Accreditation for the services they provide on the floor they operate at the Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), Church St. Site.
“Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process.”
- Alexandra Stoddard
This quote by Alexandra Stoddard was the living embodiment of the laboratory management and staff at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Their process to accreditation was a few years in the making, and they showed great patience working through each step with guidance from the CDC team and IQMH. Their full dedication to “Trusting the process” got them to their endpoint – ISO 15189 Accreditation. Congratulations NIPH! Your hard work and dedication have paid off!
IQMH is pleased to share an article written by staff members of the Thunder Bay Public Health Laboratory regarding their facility’s team effort and experience leading up to their IQMH ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation assessment. We encourage facilities to share their effective processes and experience with their laboratory peers.
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