RNAO welcomes WHGH to its Best Practice Spotlight Organization Program

Date issued: May 15, 2024

(Hagersville) –  We are proud to announce that West Haldimand General Hospital’s (WHGH) application to be recognized as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization Designate (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been successfully accepted. This honour marks the start of a three-year journey to adopt Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) recommended by the RNAO.

These guidelines are based on the latest global research with the aim to improve the care we provide. Over the next three years, we will assess and incorporate the best practice recommendations into our services and closely monitor their effects on patient outcomes, with support from the RNAO’s implementation science experts.

Achieving the BPSO status involves extensive teamwork across different specialties at our hospital. Our interdisciplinary healthcare teams will work with a diverse group of collaborators to apply these research-backed practices across all services. This effort will enhance the patient journey and energize our staff by promoting their professional development and establishing them as leaders in healthcare expertise.

“Receiving the BPSO designation is a major milestone that highlights our dedication to healthcare excellence. It’s a tribute to the tireless work and commitment of our entire team. This recognition drives us to keep integrating proven, evidence-based methods that truly better patient outcomes. Armed with these best practices, we’re more equipped to deliver excellent care that our patients deserve and expect.” – Kim Mullins, Vice President Clinical and Chief Nursing Executive.

West Haldimand General Hospital continues to lead in healthcare innovation and quality, improving outcomes for patients and setting benchmarks in healthcare practices.

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO)

The Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) designation is a longstanding knowledge translation strategy that helps optimize health outcomes at the individual, organizational and health system levels. This program gives health service and academic organizations the opportunity to formally partner with RNAO – or an approved “Host” organization – to achieve “designation” as a BPSO. The BPSO designation can then be renewed every two years after meeting specific deliverables.

This internationally-renowned program’s strategic approach has been proven to trigger evidence-based cultures, improve patient experience and health outcomes, lower cost of care by preventing complications, and enrich staff satisfaction.