Awards & Distinctions

Halton Healthcare is honoured to have been recognized for our excellence and innovation in clinical care as well as our achievements in building world-class healthcare facilities. Notable achievements include:

Ingenious Award (2018)

Halton Healthcare has been awarded the Information Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) 2018 Ingenious Awards in the category of large public organization. Ingenious Awards celebrate the use of technology to improve the performance of large and small businesses, large and small government operations and not-for- profit organizations.

Silver Infrastructure Award (2018)

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships has recognized the Milton District Hospital expansion project for its value for money, design, technological innovation and the role the hospital is expected to play in empowering medical excellence.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold (2018)

The Canada Green Building Council has awarded Halton Healthcare its second-highest rating for excellence in sustainability, efficiency, environmental quality and innovation in design for the Milton District Hospital expansion. Accreditation with Exemplary Standing (2018) Following our most recent Accreditation Survey in May 2018, Halton Healthcare was awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, by Accreditation Canada. Accreditation with Exemplary Standing is the highest level of performance granted.

One-Link - Partnering for a Healthy Community Awards (2018) Recipient: Pinnacle Award

The Mississauga Halton LHIN’s one-Link enables equitable access and coordinated care to make it possible for people to receive the right addiction and mental health care, at the right time and in the right place. Since implementation in the fall of 2014, one-Link has processed over 41,000 referrals for individuals 16 years of age and over, seeking support for mental health and addiction concerns. Through the application of standardized processes developed through Continuous Quality Improvement at all levels of the model, one-Link has established its operations in ensuring that screening and referral coordination is completed with standardized processes, daily attention to wait times, and minimizing work flow that does not add value to clients or families who are referred for services. Ongoing collaboration with the 10 Mississauga Halton funded Addiction and Mental Health Service providers, with oversight from a Steering Committee, ensures that the vision of one-Link is operationalized each and every day.

2017-2018 Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) Recognition Award with distinction (category of Acute Care/Hospital) – October 30, 2018

The award was granted to Halton Healthcare for providing staff knowledge, skills and confidence in caring for patients with dementia. The award was received from AGE for Halton Healthcare’s commitment to Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) education, an innovative dementia care education curriculum based on a person-centred care approach.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold (2016)

The Canada Green Building Council has awarded Halton Healthcare its second-highest rating for excellence in sustainability, efficiency, environmental quality and innovation in design for the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Nurses Improving Healthcare for HealthSystem Elders (NICHE) (2016)

Established in 1992, NICHE is North America’s leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organization improve the care of older adults.

Gold Infrastructure Award (2016)

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships has recognized the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for its value for money, design, technological innovation and the role the hospital is expected to play in empowering medical excellence.

Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence (2016)

The Consulting Engineers of Ontario recognized Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for its outstanding power distribution system. Smart Energy Design Incentive Award (2016) Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator acknowledged the innovations made at the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital to enhance energy efficiency. Hardsurface Award (Terrazzo) (2016) The Tile and Marble Association of Canada, representing leading members of the construction industry, commended Halton Healthcare for the thoughtfully-designed hard surfaces installed at the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Central Intake - Partnering for a Healthy Community Awards (2016)

Recipient: Access Creating Simplified and Equitable Access to Diabetes Care The Mississauga Halton Central Intake Program was launched in 2013 to establish a single access point for all diabetes programs in the Mississauga Halton LHIN. The program is funded by the LHIN and operated by Halton Healthcare.

The Central Intake Program worked in collaboration with all LHIN-funded diabetes programs to improve access and care coordination across the region. The initiative included implementation of a single referral form, standardized insulin order, standardized regional triage criteria and a wait time tracking mechanism. Having proven its success in streamlining the referral process and establishing equitable access for diabetes services, the LHIN provided additional funding to Halton Healthcare to expand the scope of Central Intake to manage referrals for diabetes foot care, addiction and mental health services in 2014.

In 2014, the program developed and implemented an eReferral solution to improve efficiency and transparency in managing the growing volume of referrals across multiple pathways. The eReferral was first deployed for diabetes services and later expanded to addictions and mental health services in 2016. The eReferral allows seamless flow of the referral between referral sources, Central Intake and partnering services. It enables live referral status updating and tracking to all parties and system-wide reporting. The collaborative efforts and success of the Central Intake Program and the diabetes programs in establishing simplified and equitable access has been sought as a model by many other LHINs across the province.

Partnering for a Healthier Tomorrow Awards (2015) Recipient: Accessible and Sustainable Health Care

Mississauga Halton Diabetes Foot Care Program The Mississauga Halton Diabetes Foot Care Program provides preventative foot care services to high risk individuals with diabetes who have significant barriers to using existing fee-for-service programs. Working to minimize all access barriers, clinicians provide services in 11 clinic locations including: five in Mississauga, one in Halton Hills, one in Acton, two in Milton and two in Oakville, leveraging space of existing community agencies.

The establishment of these foot care clinic sites has fostered the development of new health hubs at these locations, with other health care services coming on board, resulting in a menu of services all available at one community location.

Since implementation in June 2014, services have been provided to more than 750 patients. Results indicate improved outcomes and a decrease in patient risk for foot care complications following treatment. This community partnership model has proven to generate great satisfaction among patients and host agencies.