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The national voice for an efficient healthcare system. 

 Our purpose. Benefit organizations for the first time from a Canadian program completely and exclusively developed by a team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and healthcare professionals

    Use our tool to find a CEHC certified organization and specialist

                   

In 2004, the World Health Organization launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. International Patient Safety Goals promoted by the World Health Organization have helped Canadian organizations and professionals to address specific evidence based areas of concern. The World Health Organization has promoted the Six Patient Safety Goals around the world as the most problematic areas and with the most evidence. Universities across Canada address such areas of concern in their courses for healthcare providers. Despite the multiple organizations in Canada and United States authorized to write healthcare standards, they all recognize the World Health Organization's top areas of risk for an accreditation award: Goal 1: Identify patients correctlyGoal 2: Improve communicationGoal 3: Improve the safety of high-alert medicationsGoal 4: Ensure safe surgeryGoal 5: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infectionsGoal 6: Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls


 What sets us apart:

We believe public and private health-care organizations can coexist to improve the lives of millions of Canadians who need options. 
 We are the only Canadian certification body looking and working exclusively with the top hospitals and health-care organizations abroad.

What we are changing: Universal health-care matters, so does good quality, proper funding, and an impartial evaluation.   

  • Universal health-care matters and should be evaluated and funded properly to not have overworked and underpaid health-care professionals.
  • Canadians deserve no more long wait times and options in Canada or abroad. Hospitals and clinics should start having impartial evaluations of their services. 
  • Evidence behind standards should be a visible document. Canadian evaluators state "If it is not written, it does not exist" but the same rule should apply to their accreditation bodies. 
  • Evidence based behind thousands of standards should not be "a good number of clients or one successful case" but a real book of evidence available inmediately after a client request.
  • Organizations should pay a proper amount for an evaluation based on the number of days and how much surveyors charge. 
  • Because all Canadian surveyors charge only a couple of hundreds of dollars per day, the price cannot reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Accreditation organizations should be the most efficient in the use of their resources in order to charge a proper price in Canada or abroad.
  • Canada has benefited for many years from a final program review but it is time the standards are written only by health-care professionals.

 * Other very recommended Canadian accreditation organizations: Carf Canada, Canadian Accreditation Council, Canadian Centre for Accreditation, CSA Group Testing & Certification, Bureau de normalisation du Quebec, Canadian General Standards Board, QMI-SAI Canada, LabTest certification, and Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.


Hospital News and articles: 

Nurse says St. Boniface Hospital staff facing burnout with overtime situation that's 'worst I've ever seen'

Already more than twice as many instances of mandatory overtime at St. B. this year than in all of 2017: union

Cameron MacLean · CBC News · Posted: Jun 27, 2018 6:31 PM CT | Last Updated: June 27

 

The Manitoba Nurses Union reported 799 instances of mandatory overtime for St. Boniface nurses between January and June 25 of this year. In total in 2017, mandatory overtime was required for St. Boniface nurses 321 times, according to the union. (Shutterstock/John Panella)

 


Gatineau family sues hospital after young mother dies of septic shock

 Mathieu Lapointe, husband of Caroline Lalonde.

Mathieu Lapointe, husband of Caroline Lalonde.

 

 Joanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa 

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:34PM EDT 

 


Health-care system faces 'huge strain' from expected spike in cancer cases

New provincial cancer report shows lung cancer the number one killer

Colin McPhail · CBC News · Posted: Jun 27, 2018 7:10 PM AT | Last Updated: June 27

 A new report on cancer in New Brunswick projects the number of diagnosed cases will increase significantly by 2030.


 

Breast cancer patients travel to Germany for costly treatment unavailable in Canada

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00PM EDT

Last Updated Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:04PM EDT

 Six years after undergoing a double mastectomy and multiple punishing rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, Narda Hunt was told that her breast cancer had spread to her liver.


Action is needed today': B.C. facing acute shortage of care aides for seniors, report warns

Province is short about 2,800 caregivers for those in assisted living and home health care, says BCCPA

 

CBC News · Posted: Jun 25, 2018 10:44 AM PT | Last Updated: June 25


 

St. John's surgeon warns hospital-only cataract surgery will mean longer wait times for patients

Dr. Christopher Jackman says patients facing two-year wait, leaving province for procedure

Mark Quinn · CBC News · Posted: Jun 05, 2018 6:10 PM NT | Last Updated: June 5

 


Strain of balancing ER demand with capacity leads to ambulance offload delays

Dartmouth General, QEII meet provincial offload standard only 17% of the time

Michael Gorman · CBC News · Posted: Oct 10, 2017 7:00 AM AT | Last Updated: October 10, 2017

Capacity issues at some hospitals, such as the Dartmouth General, can lead to a backup of ambulances as paramedics wait to be able to transfer patients into the care of hospital staff. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)


Mental health system in London bracing for summer of pain

A memo sent to psychiatrists asks them to consider taking extra shifts and patients to relieve pressure

Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: May 24, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 24

The London Health Sciences Centre's Victoria Hospital and Children's Hospital in London, Ont. (Dave Chidley/CBC)

 London's mental health care system is so stretched, the city's largest hospital is asking psychiatrists to work extra shifts and look after more patients, a memo obtained by CBC News reveals.


Siblings sue doctors after death of mom who waited months for ‘urgent’ care

 

Pamela Matthews, 45, died Aug. 18, 2009 in an air ambulance on the way to a London hospital, where was being sent for an emergency liver transplant.

 TREVOR WILHELM

 Published on: May 8, 2018 | Last Updated: May 8, 2018 2:02 PM EDT


Think you've got a tough job? Try being a nurse 

Nurse at work

'We're tired, and we're stressed and we're burning out,' one Ontario nurse warns

Kas Roussy - CBC News

 May 08, 2018 


Wait gain: Canadians are waiting longer for some procedures

By Riley Denver

Let’s face it — no one likes to wait. This is especially true when you or a loved one can’t receive immediate care, whether it’s making an appointment with your family doctor or receiving more urgent life-saving surgery.


Quebec hospitals step up nurse recruitment in France

 

Staffing shortages widespread as province struggles to meet demand

 CBC News · Posted: May 02, 2018 9:55 nhjlAM ET | Last Updated: May 2


Ontario follows national trend on wait times for medical procedures

“People in Ontario are living longer, healthier lives, with the life expectancy rate in Ontario higher than the national average, and one of the highest in the OECD,” said Health Minister Helena Jaczek, noting that the province has the best survival rates for prostate, breast, colorectal and lung cancers in Canada.

Wait times increase for joint replacements and cataract surgery but remain stable for more urgent needs like radiation and hip fractures.

 By THERESA BOYLE. Health Reporter. Thu., April 12, 2018 


CONGRATULATIONS TO CENTRAL ODONTOLOGICA DE YUCATAN (CODY) FOR ACHIEVING A CEHC FIRST LEVEL CERTIFICATION IN 2018.

 CODY BECOMES THE ONLY CERTIFIED INDEPENDENT DENTAL CLINIC RECOMMENDED IN LATIN-AMERICA BY A CANADIAN ORGANIZATION.


Some Canadians turning to sun-soaked foreign fertility clinics for 'procreation vacations'   

fertility


CTVNews.ca Staff

Published Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:35AM EDT

Some Canadian couples struggling to get pregnant are giving up on Canadian fertility clinics and heading south for vacation packages with claims of successful fertilization. 


CONGRATULATIONS TO AMERIMED HOSPITALS FOR ACHIEVING A CEHC SECOND LEVEL CERTIFICATION AND ITS JCI ACREDITATION IN 2018.

 

         

 AMERIMED HOSPITAL CANCUN & AMERIMED HOSPITAL COZUMEL


Ottawa hospital monitoring outbreak of superbug MRSA

ELIZABETH PAYNE

More from Elizabeth Payne

Published on: March 28, 2018 | Last Updated: March 28, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

 The Ottawa Hospital is reporting outbreaks of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in two units at its General campus.


 

Professional Order of Medical Technologists warned about need for tighter security in 2017

CBC News Posted: Mar 20, 2018 7:02 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018 7:25 AM ET

 A hidden camera investigation by Radio-Canada has revealed lax security at the hematology and biochemistry lab of the Hull Hospital, despite a 2017 warning from Quebec's professional order of medical technologists calling for the institution to restrict access. (....) 

Hidden camera reveals security breach at Hull Hospital lab

 

Delirium 'a dreaded scourge' underdiagnosed in hospitals

Former patient's hallucinations included a swarm of fruit flies

Kas Roussy · CBC News · Posted: Mar 20, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 20

Robert Van Herpt was 53 when he decided to overhaul his life. A heavy drinker and smoker, he quit both at once cold turkey. He started a new antidepressant. It was, in many ways, a new beginning.

But it didn't go according to plan. Before long, Van Herpt stopped sleeping. And that's when he started seeing things.  The fruit flies came first.


Lindsey Hubley

  New mother who lost limbs to flesh-eating disease sues Halifax hospital

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:37PM EDT

HALIFAX -- Lindsey Hubley was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease four days after giving birth and is now a quadruple amputee, has undergone a total hysterectomy and has been forced to spend the first seven months of her son's life in hospital.


Many Quebec Doctors Don't Want More Money, They Want Their Health-Care System Fixed

 

They say continual pay increases are "shocking" in light of the working conditions that nurses face.

One Quebec doctor says she does not want any more raises — she just wants the province's health-care system to improve.

"We want to serve the patient, and having more money will not do that, because we work in a system that has problems," Dr. Elisa Pucella told HuffPost Canada.


Why should physicians give up pay raises to subsidize government waste?

It's noble that some Quebec doctors want to forgo pay bumps. But all that does is let government off the hook

Until our elected officials prove that they will invest taxpayer dollars wisely and demonstrate robust returns, the suggestion that individual citizens should give up even more is a tall ask. (Goodluz/Shutterstock)

 Adam Kassam · for CBC News · Posted: Mar 14, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 14


 Invasive Group A strep cases rising, but the reason is a medical mystery

Cari Kirkness playing cards FIXED

A year after losing both legs and an arm, a Winnipeg mom has no idea why infection struck

Nicole Ireland · CBC NewsMarch 10, 2018Despite losing both legs and one arm to flesh-eating disease caused by an invasive Group A streptococcal infection, Cari Kirkness tries to live as normally as possible with her 12-year-old son Chaz (left), her three-year-old son Andrew, and her parents. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Amelia Spiers and 3-yr-old twins Kael and Hayes.

 Ottawa parents paying $7000/month in private therapy, waiting for public funding for autismJoanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa 

Published Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:54PM EST 

The new Ontario Autism Program (OAP) was intended to improve wait times to get kids with Autism Spectrum Disorderthe intensive therapy they need to thrive.  


Ayesha Riaz, right, and Ahmad Saleem met seven years ago, marrying in 2013. They'd just had their first child when Riaz's life was cut short after she acquired streptococcus in the childbirth unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital

Hospital wouldn't comment specifically on Ayesha Riaz's case, but confirms 3 cases of infection in February

They'd just had their first child when Riaz's life was cut short after she acquired streptococcus in the childbirth unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital. (Submitted by AhmShanifa Nasser · CBC News · Posted: Mar 08, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 8

Ayesha Riaz, right, and Ahmad Saleem met seven years ago, marrying in 2013.

 


10 people dead after strep infections in 2017, Toronto Public Health confirms

Evolving Strep

 

 

Deadly form of strep infection primarily strikes homeless people in shelters, experts sayAdrian Cheung

Group A Streptococcus is a strain of bacteria that lives in many people's noses, mouths and skin but can become dangerous and cause severe illness if it enters a person's bloodstream (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Associated Press)


 

Canadian stranded in Mexico for lack of hospital bed in Canada dies after return home: ‘I failed him’

"The question that haunts me is whether Stuart would still be with his family if he had been transferred to Ontario last Saturday, when he was cleared for travel"

Stuart Cline, 71 in Mexico before he collapsed last week.Handout


 

Tessa McAllister and Cody Hay believe their daughter Blayke could have been saved had she been admitted to the Miramichi Regional Hospital.

5-week-old girl dies at home in mother's arms while hospital over capacity

New Brunswick mom seeking answers after infant daughter dies with respiratory virus

By Gabrielle Fahmy, CBC News Posted: Mar 06, 2018 4:00 AM AT Last Updated: Mar 06, 2018 1:10 PM AT

Tessa McAllister and Cody Hay believe their daughter Blayke could have been saved had she been admitted to the Miramichi Regional Hospital. (Gabrielle Fahmy/CBC)


 Some staff at Hull Hospital took part in a sit-in Monday to protest a staff shortage.

 Hull Hospital staff stage sit-in to protest workload

'There's a big shortage of staff and we have no time to take care of people like we want to'

CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2018 2:04 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:10 AM ET


  

How healthy is the Canadian health care system?

 

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Our rapidly aging society will place even greater pressure on the already expensive and mediocre Canadian health-care system. (Shutterstock)
Full article: https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/

 


Canada ranks 9th out of 11 countries in The Commonwealth Fund ‘Mirror, Mirror 2017’ report.
 

And it’s not just accessibility that is the problem. Against measures of effectiveness, safety, coordination, equity, efficiency and patient-centredness, the Canadian system is ranked by the Commonwealth Fund as mediocre at best. We have an expensive system of health care that is clearly under-performing.

Chris Simpson, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine; David Walker, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Executive Director of the School of Policy Studies; Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies; Duncan Sinclair, Professor of Health Services and Policy Research; and Ruth Wilson, Professor of Family Medicine.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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