Clinton FHT and North Perth FHT were part of the Huron Perth Sub-Region Accreditation Prototype (HPSAP) that was accredited by Accreditation Canada the week of Oct 21st, 2019. Most of the members of the HPSAP experienced accreditation for the first time, being awarded Accredited with Commendation.
According to Kimberly Van Wyk, RN, Executive Director of Clinton FHT:
This is an accreditation prototype where six organizations that have never gone through the accreditation process have voluntarily joined HPHA for the on-site survey. The partner organizations are the Alzheimer Society of Huron County, the Alzheimer Society of Perth County, the Clinton Family Health Team, the North Perth Family Health Team, Knollcrest Lodge, and the Ritz Lutheran Villa/Mitchell Nursing Home. The purpose is system improvement and standardization of service delivery. All of the organizations were highly engaged in the process.
The partners feel there is significant opportunity for collaboration with the changing model of health care in Ontario. This report focuses on progress made by HPHA since the last on-site survey in 2014 as well as the integration of the new teams into the accreditation process. Huron Perth and Area has submitted a proposal to be one of the new Ontario Health Teams and has been shortlisted. Sixty-one partner organizations have signed on.