OTTAWA, November 7, 2014 — The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is proud to announce that it has been awarded Platinum, the highest level of achievement, in the Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards sponsored by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Award was presented on November 4th at the OHA's Annual Health Achieve Conference.
The Champlain CCAC and five university-affiliated hospitals comprise the six winners at the Platinum level. A high-calibre panel of quality workplace experts completed a rigorous review of 61 Ontario health care organizations in order to determine award levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Emphasis is placed on progressive improvement, and the Champlain CCAC has achieved Platinum status after only three years.
The prestigious award recognizes health care organizations that have improved their staff's quality of work-life along with the quality of care and services they deliver. The quality of a work environment for staff is a key determinant of a high-performing health care organization.
"Our commitment to providing outstanding care starts with providing a high quality workplace to our amazing staff. This recognition of the Champlain CCAC as one of the province's outstanding workplaces inspires us to continue to provide care to thousands of clients in their homes and communities," says Gilles Lanteigne, Chief Executive Officer.