the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Stroke Network and incorporating the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care, as well as stroke-specific performance indicators and protocols, Accreditation Canada’s Stroke Distinction Program is a rigorous and highly specialized program that goes above and beyond the requirements of their regular accreditation process.  The Stroke Distinction Program recognizes organizations that demonstrate clinical excellence and outstanding leadership in stroke care.

In February 2016, the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital (JRH) applied for recognition of its Stroke Rehabilitation Program.  The site visit, led by two expert surveyors took place on December 5th, 6th and 7th, 2016 and was an overwhelming success.  Of the 105 criteria that are evaluated, the JRH was found to be conform to 102 (a success rate of 97%).

In their report, the surveyors highlighted the JRH’s excellent reputation, its commitment to providing high quality patient care in a safe environment, its culture of measurement and evaluation that permeates throughout the entire organization, as well as its clinical practices that are based on scientific evidence and research results.

“The JRH Stroke Team is very proud of this recognition,” said Franceen Kaizer, Head of the JRH Stroke Program. “It is a reflection and confirmation of our long-standing commitment to providing innovative and excellent care to our stroke patients.”

The JRH’s accomplishment will be recognized at the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress to be held later on this year in Calgary.

Congratulations to all the staff at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital on this well-deserved recognition!

February 17, 2017