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Ontario Shores Receives 2019 Award of Excellence in Mental Health

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is the proud recipient of the 2019 Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). This is the third time Ontario Shores has been recognized by CCHL with such a prestigious award.

Ontario Shores was honoured for their enhanced recovery-oriented practice and outcomes resulting in increased patient and staff safety and the implementation of a valid and reliable measurement tool for recovery. Among the highlights of the award submission was also the development of a staff and patient co-designed program to support the empowerment and engagement of patients.

“This is a significant achievement and one our organization can take great pride. It is an honour to be recognized by our peers for the difference we can make in the lives of people living with mental illness,” says Karim Mamdani, President and CEO at Ontario Shores.

“Each day we advance care for individuals living with mental illness,” adds Mamdani. “Recognition such as this only inspires us to continue in our relentless pursuit of excellence for everyone impacted by mental health issues.”

The award celebrates better outcomes for patients through its application of evidence-based quality improvements in mental health and addictions.

Ontario Shores is committed to significantly improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients through the introduction of additional quality standards for depression, regular audits and reviews.

CCHL celebrates leadership and recognizes success of organizations like Ontario Shores as they continue to build capacity to advance healthcare, enhance safety and increase efficiency to provide seamless care.

For more information, please contact:

Darryl Mathers
Communications Officer
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6583

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