(Ontario), February 17, 2015 – The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is thrilled to be named one of Ontario’s top performing hospitals for its Emergency Department care – by its very own patients. The National Research Corporation Canada (NRCC) recently released a report rating CHEO as the top among teaching hospitals in Ontario for overall care in Emergency, as well as the top teaching hospital for patients’ “likelihood to recommend” CHEO’s Emergency Department to others. CHEO was the only big-city Emergency Department on NRCC’s list.
Despite a surge in demand for CHEO’s services, as well as being one of the busiest pediatric Emergency Departments in the country, CHEO patients continually leave satisfied with the exceptional experience they receive.
CHEO’s Emergency Department helps over 70,000 children and youth each year – from those coming in with broken bones or infections, to those facing life-threating injuries and conditions. The compassionate care and specialized expertise of CHEO’s emergency physicians, nurses and staff provide patients and families with the comfort and reassurance of knowing they will receive exceptional care.
“CHEO is a great hospital with a lot of passion for the work we do,” says Alex Munter, President and CEO. “We are pleased to hear that the hard work and dedication of staff in our Emergency Department are being recognized. Our high patient satisfaction score is a testament to the compassion and skill our staff bring to work every day.”
CHEO has been recognized multiple times in its 40-year history for leading-edge initiatives and exceptional patient care. Each year CHEO’s many programs, outpatient clinics, surgery department and inpatient care help improve the lives of over 500,000 children, youth and families in Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut.
“We will continue to make improvements at CHEO through our CHEONext action plan, so that we can raise the bar for pediatric health care quality,” says Munter. “We aim to deliver the best possible care to our patients, improving their lives, the lives of their families and our community."
CHEO is a pediatric health and research centre providing outstanding family-centred patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and training the health care professionals of tomorrow.
CHEO is the second largest hospital in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and one of only a few stand-alone pediatric hospitals in Canada. Last year, over 500,000 children and youth passed through its doors. CHEO has more than 2,500 doctors, nurses and additional staff dedicated to providing the best possible care for the children and youth of Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario.
CHEO works closely with the University of Ottawa as a teaching hospital and fosters groundbreaking research through the CHEO Research Institute. CHEO’s vision is to change young lives in our community, while our innovation changes young lives around the world. www.cheo.on.ca
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Eva SchacherlCommunications Manager and Strategist
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