Press Release

North York General Hospital Wins 2008 Canadian Healthcare Excellence in Quality Award (CHEQA)

NYGH will receive $15,000 for its winning entry focusing on improving the overall patient experience.

October 24th, 2008, Toronto, ON – RL Solutions, the leading provider of healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that North York General Hospital (NYGH) is the winner of the 2008 Canadian Healthcare Excellence in Quality Award (CHEQA).

The winning entry, entitled Patient Flow: Improving the Overall Patience Experience, focused on improving patient flow and access to care across four areas: within the Emergency Department, between the Emergency Department and General Internal Medicine, within General Internal Medicine and in partnership with its Community Care Access Centre.

Selected from among 5 finalists, NYGH will be reward $15,000 at a ceremony taking place at the Canadian Healthcare Symposium 8 in Winnipeg, MN, on Friday, October 24th.

“North York General Hospital is extremely excited to be selected as the winner of the 2008 CHEQA” said Karyn Popovich, Program Director, Medicine, North York General Hospital. “Part of our success is due to the fact that NYGH’s leadership acknowledged that lasting and meaningful change could not take place and be sustained in any area of the organization without changing the overarching culture. Enabling this change has undoubtedly helped us to improve the patient experience.”

“We would like to extend our congratulations to everyone at North York General Hospital who contributed to the winning initiative,” said Sanjay Malaviya, President & CEO, RL Solutions. “With the success of this project, NYGH continues its commitment of providing safe, high quality, compassionate care to the community of North Toronto and beyond.”

For more information and to view the winning entry, please visit www.cheqa.ca.

About North York General Hospital
North York General Hospital, including the IODE Children's Centre, is a community teaching hospital serving with open arms and a compassionate heart the people of north central Toronto and southern York Region. Its regional programs serve all of south central Ontario. Leading local health, NYGH has been a committed family partner in the community since 1968. The hospital is dedicated to progressive care that serves the whole person through all stages of life. Its model of care is driven by the unique needs of the community and the region. For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca

About RL Solutions
RL Solutions provides proven risk management, patient feedback, claims and infection control software to help healthcare organizations improve patient safety and healthcare quality. RL Solutions brings together innovative technologies, stellar client service and a broad ecosystem of partners to give its 600 clients a complete safety and quality solution. With products that are easy to use and easy to implement, RL Solutions is a world leader in the healthcare market. For more information, visit www.rl-solutions.com.

For More Information:
Mike Etzinger
Director, Marketing
416-410-8456 ext. 315
metzinger@rl-solutions.com

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