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South West CCAC wins two OACCAC Awards for Excellence

The South West CCAC was honoured to receive not one, but two awards at this year’s Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) Awards for Excellence banquet. The event – held June 10 on the final evening of the OACCAC’s annual spring conference in Toronto – recognizes individuals and teams from the Province's CCACs for achieving excellence in patient care, system partnerships and overall health-care system improvements.

The South West CCAC’s eShift model of care was recognized as the winner in the Systems Partnership Award category, which recognizes a one-time or extended project where its nature and scope create the opportunity to make systemic improvements. Won in conjunction with our partners the Victoria Order of Nurses (VON), Red Cross Care Partners (RCCP) and Sensory Technologies, the award recognized the benefits eShift brings to palliative patients, caregivers and health-care system itself. deployment team was selected as the winner of the Sector Innovation Award category, which recognizes the efforts of a sector team that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in developing and implementing initiatives driven from the sector strategy. The deployment team worked tirelessly over the past year to deploy, which began here in the South West, across all 14 CCACs in the province and put a wealth of electronic health service information at the fingertips of every Ontarian.

“It is truly humbling to have our hard work and dedication recognized at a provincial level by our peers,” said South West CCAC CEO, Sandra Coleman. “The success of both of these projects is due entirely to the cooperation between the South West CCAC and our wonderful partners in the health-care system. Together we will continue to strive to make improvements to the home and community care sector, and to further increase the quality of care we provide to the residents of the South West, and the entire province.”