Monday, August 08, 2022


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We are challenging the status quo of healthcare certification. 

In the past, public organizations received a report stating that are perfect every three years. Staff wondered what else after being awarded a perfect score. Patients kept wondering what about communication, cleanliness, policies, procedures, or responsiveness. Healthcare employees who do a great work questioned why the leaders keep asking the same general questions and standards every five years instead of improving things. This has not been useful for private and public organizations. Mature private organizations have planning, data management, and resourcing processing to manage its services. Canadian private organizations do not want to be patronized but keep improving their processes for more patients.

CEHC offered a program for Canadian and international private organizations for the first time in 2015 to give options to Canadians. 

 More and more international private healthcare organizations have been joining a program to receive a report with critical areas of improvement. .

We recommend only the best private organizations in Canada and worldwide.  

CEHC is the program for the rest of us!    


Registered in five countries, the Canadian Healthcare Council and its partners are part of an association of Canadian organizations that specializes in the certification of healthcare organizations and professionals. 

The Canadian Healthcare Council provides organizations with the information they need to pursue and maintain high standards of patient safety, based on the World Health Organization and international standards, and best practices. 

 The Canadian Healthcare Council specializes in the certification of doctors and health-care providers outside of Canada. In Canada, it was ratified by the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas, and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region. We provide information and referral services to individuals and organizations on the recognition of academic and occupational credentials for working and studying in Canada and abroad. The requirements for certification of professionals are up to current international and Canadian regulations. 


Experience: Countries where our consultants have evaluated healthcare organizations:




The unique programs of the Canadian Healthcare Council are our competitive advantage. All of our programs are designed, created, and reviewed by Canadian healthcare professionals and international consultants who currently work in the field and can effectively identify the needs of hospitals and clinics.

The Canadian Healthcare Council has streamlined the accreditation process to eliminate archaic and repetitive requirements. 

Client organizations see returns on their investments because they pay the going rate for hospitals and clinics in Canada rather than the price of competitors outside the country. 

 Finally, the Canadian Healthcare Council supports clients by referring new patients to their organizations.




·         There are thousands of repeated standards without evidence for a hospital or clinic. There is no book of evidence available. Evidence is not several clients but a written document.   There is no value in repeating the same questions over and over every year. There are more than 3,500 standards for a complex hospital, but there is no document with the evidence behind the standard. Their standards could be reduced to those that are the priority and have evidence. Nobody has seen the book of evidence for 3,500 standards. As their evaluators are trained to say during an evaluation when a document is required, " If it is not written, it does not exist" This rule should apply to the accreditation bodies as well.  


·         The Canadian Council has removed all occurrences and identified only what has value to an organization. We have selected only the standards that have evidence. The Canadian Healthcare Council has stated accreditation bodies should not just add standards and work every year. Only measures with evidence should be required in a hospital and clinic.

·         It is not enough to have levels. The standards have to be consistently organized in such stages. There are many inconsistencies in the levels suggested. Levels do not make sense when there is no quality improvement theory behind them. The benefit of having levels is irrelevant when there is no consistency

·         The Canadian Healthcare Council has created four stages of implementation. The standards are consistently set in each stage. Organizations deserve that the benefit of having levels be consistent. The stages were developed by professionals who work in healthcare. The four stages have been developed by healthcare quality improvement experts as a difference to other accreditation companies.

·     There is not going to be a return on the investment. The price is set based on how much revenue an accreditation needs to bring to its own country. The price is increased yearly based on the déficit an accreditation body has. A large upfront payment is requested to cover déficits. For complete preparation and a final visit, the price goes from a minimum of 60,000 CAN$ for a small ambulatory care office to 500,000 CAN$ for a complex hospital. These prices are not affordable for the hospitals outside of Canada. 

·         The price is based on what we charge in Canada to facilities and professionals. The price for a visit could be around 14,000 CAN$ for three evaluators for a large and complex hospital. There is no yearly increase in price, but the contract states fixed payments for four years. There is not a high upfront payment to cover deficits—the accreditation body charges per service.






Christofer Gresley, MD. Vancouver, British Columbia

The Value of Accreditation. Canada CEHC Certification  2020


Fomer Director at CEHC


Rachel Pullinger, MD. Toronto - Ontario

A Better Accreditation Program. Canada CEHC Certification  2019


Consultant at CEHC


Frank Spicer, MD. Toronto - Ontario

Making Hospitals Better. Canada CEHC Certification  2018


Consultant at CEHC


Charles Wyatt, MD. Toronto - Ontario

The Impact of Accreditation in Europe. Canada CEHC Certification  2017

Director at CEHC


Luis Cabezas MBA

- Ottawa Ontario Canada 

The Power of Accreditation, Ottawa Ontario  Canada CEHC Certification  2016 Luis Cabezas

Acc Manager at CEHC




Frank Hinton - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

Healthcare Accreditation Organizations, Vancouver,  Canada CEHC Certification  2015

Manager at CEHC