It is an exciting time at the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) as we continue to be recognized as a leader in healthcare in Canada.
- Brantford General is top hospital in Canada for lowest mortality rates. The achievement was announced by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in Ottawa with the release of the national 2012/13 Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR), which measures the number of actual deaths compared to expected deaths in hospitals that meet a statistical threshold of 2,500 or more HSMR cases in each of the last three years.
- The new Integrated Stroke Unit at the Brantford General Hospital held its official opening on October 30, 2013. This facility houses a 20-bed integrated stroke program serving the communities of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Now patients who suffer a stroke will have access to best practice stroke care provided by a team of professionals with expertise specifically in stroke.
- The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) has been awarded a Gold Level 2013 Quality Healthcare Workplace Award for the second year in a row from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Hospital Association. The BCHS was presented with the award at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Health Achieve Conference on November 5, 2013.
- The BCHS was honoured to host a tour for this year’s 29th Annual International Conference of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME, hosted in Toronto). The BCHS welcomed individuals from all over North America to learn about and see the process flow of supplies and information supporting patient care.
- The Grand Erie Six Nations Clinical Education Campus – Brantford Centre officially opened at the BCHS with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 18, 2013. The centre was built with the help from a generous grant from the City of Brantford, and additional funding provided by McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Medicine and the BCHS Foundation. The centre includes classrooms, offices and ‘call rooms’ for medical residents on duty.
- Canada’s first multi-discipline, automated hospital laboratory officially opened in February 2011 at the BCHS.
- We celebrated the opening of a second cluster medical isolation unit in June 2013. This allows the BCHS to be more effective in responding to patient care needs when they require isolation for infectious diseases such as MRSA, VRE or C-Difficile. Thanks to a donation from the BCHS Volunteer Association, the isolation unit rooms have specialized furnishings and fixtures that stand up to increased cleaning and ensure each room has dedicated equipment for the duration of the patient’s stay and serves as a model for other healthcare facilities.