Ambulance New Brunswick earns Accreditation Canada's highest ranking
Exemplary Standing positions provincial ambulance service among best in class
MONCTON, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) has earned Accredited with Exemplary Standing making it the first and only EMS organization in Canada to earn this designation from Accreditation Canada.
Accreditation Canada provides health care organizations an independent, third-party assessment using standards built on best practices used and validated by similar organizations around the world. Surveyors assess processes, procedures and policies around governance, quality of care, human resources, risk management and more against over 350 standards.
"The nearly 1,000 ANB health professionals across the province work hard every day to deliver the best care possible to our patients," said Richard Losier, President of Medavie Health Services NB and CEO of EM/ANB Inc. "This third-party assessment means that quality improvement is engrained in our organization's culture. It also validates that continuous efforts have been made in the last 10 years to improve the quality and safety of the services we provide."
"The accreditation cycle touches the entire organization - paramedics, dispatchers and flight nurses, as well as all of our support teams, are operating at the top of their profession," added Losier. "This achievement is a true team effort put in throughout the four-year process."
"This independent accreditation result means that Ambulance New Brunswick is one of the best ambulance services in our country," said Health Minister Benoit Bourque. "I would like to congratulate all ANB employees for their hard work, and dedication to the health and safety of all New Brunswickers. Your government and Ambulance New Brunswick are committed to working together to deliver continuous improvements across our province to best serve New Brunswickers."
"Accreditation Canada's accreditation program — developed over 55 years — has a high degree of recognition in the international health care community," said Pamela Daw, Client Engagement Coordinator, Specialized Services at Accreditation Canada. "Ambulance New Brunswick received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing. This is the highest ranking conferred by Accreditation Canada."
About Accreditation Canada:
Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit organization that works closely with health services organizations to help them develop a sustainable culture of improvement that betters safety and efficiency for patients and families.
SOURCE Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB)