On May 28th the Central West Community Care Access Centre (CW CCAC), which provides home care and other essential health services in the community, was honoured with three of six provincial awards in recognition of its leadership and commitment to exemplary patient care.
Presented by the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, the awards acknowledge contributions of CW CCAC staff as exceptional across the province as they strive to fulfill the CCAC's vision of outstanding care – every person, every day:
- Naomi Uy, a CW CCAC Care Coordinator and Business Analyst, was presented with the Individual CCAC Staff Award for her coordination of Partnering 4 Change, a leading- edge initiative that to date has supported 20,000 children living with developmental coordination disorder;
- Daniel Ball, Director of Patient Care Services and Clinical Analytics, was presented with the CCAC Leadership Award for his work to ensure local patients experience some of the shortest wait times to care in the province; and
- The CW CCAC Patient Flow Improvement Team, credited with helping more people safely return home from the hospital with enhanced support, received the CCAC Staff Team Award.
"We are tremendously proud of the care we provide, and delighted to have been recognized amongst our peers," said Cathy Hecimovich, CEO, Central West CCAC. "What makes these awards most meaningful is that they reflect our commitment to putting patients first as we innovate to provide more responsive, timely, and comprehensive care."
About the Central West CCAC
The Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) helps ensure people have the health care and support they need to remain safe and independent for as long as possible. We are privileged to help people come home from hospital, live independently, and, when appropriate, transition into long-term care. Our care coordinators are regulated health professionals – nurses, physiotherapists, and others – with additional, specialized training in coordinating care across the health system. Last year, we served more than 38,000 patients at home, in school, and through the three hospitals located in our community. The Central West CCAC is funded by the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
We invite you to visit us on the web at www.healthcareathome.ca/centralwest and follow us on Twitter: @CWCCAC.
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