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November 7, 2012

SickKids goes double platinum!

Recognition for creating great workplace for health-care workers

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SickKids has once again been named a platinum-level award winner of the Quality Healthcare Workplace Award. The award, presented by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), recognizes SickKids’ efforts in creating a supportive workplace for health-care professionals to work and thrive.

It’s the second consecutive year that SickKids has won a platinum-level award.

“To win in consecutive years and at the highest award level is recognition of the work we do together to make SickKids such a great place to be a health professional. A supportive work environment where staff are happy, healthy and engaged translates into high-quality care and service,” says Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO. “I’m delighted and proud that our efforts have been recognized with this prestigious award.”

The Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards program was launched in 2010 to document, recognize and promote effective efforts to improve workplaces in ways that contribute to health care providers’ quality of work life and quality of the care or services. Awards are given at four levels of excellence –  bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The award is designed to help guide health-care organizations in self-evaluation, learning and improvement.  

Rick Wray, Director, Quality and Risk Management, with Quality Healthcare Workplace Award
Rick Wray, Director, Quality and Risk Management, with Quality Healthcare Workplace Award.

“Health-care organizations from across Ontario have participated in this program and raised the bar of excellence for quality health-care workplaces,” says Pat Campbell, OHA President and CEO. “Congratulations to everyone at SickKids on this significant achievement. We commend you for your commitment to ensuring a quality health-care workplace.”

The award was presented to SickKids Nov. 6 at the OHA’s Health Achieve convention and exhibition in Toronto.