2010-12 Awards and Achievements
In 2011, Excellence Canada (formerly National Quality Institute) awards Trillium Health Centre its highest level of recognition, the Order of Excellence, for commitment to continuous improvement, overall quantitative goal setting, healthy workplace practices and community collaboration.
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) awards Trillium Overall Winner of Leading Practices at OHA Health Achieve 2011. The award highlights work in quality improvement programs and effective strategies that enhance patient safety. In 2010, the OHA awarded Trillium the Platinum Award for Quality Healthcare Workplace for contributing to quality of work life and quality of care and services. The Platinum Award is the highest possible standard. It went to only four hospitals across all of Ontario.
The Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre commit $10 million to Seniors Health & Wellness
This exceptional gift will greatly enhance seniors care by supporting an academic chair, an integrated seniors’ complex at Trillium-West Toronto, and a host of specialized services for outpatient visits. This pledge, our largest ever received, spectacularly boosts the launch of the Giving 110% campaign!
Trillium receives accreditation without condition and is recommended for six best practices
Accreditation Canada, a non-profit, independent group that peer-reviews to assess and improve services, recognized Trillium’s commitment to quality and patient safety, seamless health care through partnerships, and strong staff engagement. Trillium is a “role model for health care providers across Canada to emulate.
Trillium receives operational support for new MRI from Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care
An $800,000 government investment in MRI operations at Trillium will ultimately result in 3,120 additional scans every year. The Foundation is fundraising to replace our oldest MRI machine that is nearing the end of its service life, so we can continue to expand service and reduce wait times for scans.
Trillium and University of Toronto Mississauga welcomes first Academy of Medicine students.
Trillium welcomes 56 undergraduates from the University of Toronto Mississauga (U of T Mississauga) Academy of Medicine in fall 2011, allowing them to integrate hands-on, primary care in a high volume community setting. Trillium is creating a Medical Education Centre destined to be an academic landmark in the western GTA.
Trillium also partners with the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine and Summerville Family Health Team in Mississauga – the Trillium-Summerville Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) has ten residents caring for 6,500 patients. As part of a provincial initiative to increase the number of family physicians, FMTUs integrate residents who often set up practice where they train.
Trillium’s STEMI service has the fastest times in North America for treating heart attack victims
A national news headliner, featured on CTV and winning the attention of the American Heart Association, “Code STEMI” rushes patients with a specific form of heart attack directly to Trillium’s Catheterization Lab for life-saving treatment. Advanced paramedics with Peel, Halton and Toronto Emergency Services (EMS) identify “ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction” by its severe intensity.
Averaging 70 minutes from the time EMS first reaches the patient to getting an angioplasty, Trillium has brought down the median service time from 83 to 34.5 minutes!
Trillium takes the lead for seniors across MH LHIN
Trillium’s work with partners at the LHIN and CCAC, plus a strong focus on developing seniors’ care and seniors’ mental health programs, has resulted in the MH LHIN appointing Trillium as the Lead Organization for Cardiac and Specialized Seniors Services and for Seniors Mental Health Services.
Trillium-hosted Transforming Seniors Care – Within, Between and Beyond, brought international, national and local experts in geriatric care together to develop a strategy and action plan for integrated care for older adults within and between the various sectors of the health system.
Trillium is also the MH LHIN-appointed lead for an important Palliative Care initiative working to provide best possible palliative care for patients and their families.
Trillium is chosen to lead in specialized cancer care
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has confirmed that Trillium Health Centre will be recognized and funded to be the Regional Centre for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), offering treatment and care to patients with liver, pancreatic and biliary diseases.
Trillium’s new patient wing achieves high scores from Centre for Health Design
The California-based Centre evaluates how hospital environments, created using evidence-based design, impact quality of care. One year after opening the new wing, the statistics tell a positive story! Response time to patient calls is faster; nurses can devote more time to bedside care; and staff and patient satisfaction are significantly improved.
Trillium applauded by Ontario Health Quality Council for effective management of patient flow
Working closely with our partners at the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and the Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN), Trillium is ensuring safe and timely discharge to patients who need an alternative level of care with the right supports. The result is a 67% reduction in the number of hospital beds taken up by patients who no longer need hospitalization.
Trillium wins Ontario Hospital Association Platinum Award for Quality Healthcare Workplace
Given to health care organizations that contribute to quality of work life and quality of care and services, the Platinum Award is the highest possible standard. It went to only four hospitals across all of Ontario.
Trillium is deficit free – on strategy and on budget!
During a time when Ontario hospitals have struggled with fiscal restraints, bed shortages, staffing shortages, and service reductions, Trillium Health Centre has managed its budgetary obligations and maintained a high standard of care through prudent fiscal management and workflow efficiencies.
Best of the Best Outstanding Achievement rank went to Trillium’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team in the International Nutrition Survey 2009. Trillium serves as a standard for all other ICUs in the world and demonstrates a culture of innovation and patient safety.
2009 Awards and Recognition
Women’s Executive Network names Trillium Health Centre President and CEO Janet Davidson one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
The first post-graduate doctors begin residency in partnership with the Summerville Family Health Team in Mississauga. This joint initiative between the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine at U of T Mississauga (UTM) and Trillium Health Centre is part of a provincial move to increase the number of family physicians in the province.
Trillium welcomed its first undergraduate students in September 2008. In 2011, the new Academy of Medicine at UTM will officially open. With the provincial government’s continued support, this affiliation will provide UTM medical students a rich, diverse, community-based learning experience.
3M Health Care Quality Team Award went to Trillium’s Spine Institute at the National Healthcare Leadership Conference. Trillium is a leader in spine surgery and a primary destination for patients suffering acute spine disorders. The Spine Institute offers a seamless delivery of services with improved efficiency – early diagnosis, timely access to tests and treatments, and reduced waiting times. The 3M Award recognizes the institute’s commitment to setting standards of health care excellence.
Canadian College of Health Service Executives Health Care Safety Award went to Trillium for our Safe Patient Hand Off – Transfer of Accountability initiative, a collaborative way of handing off the care of a patient at the nurses’ shift change. It results in improved efficiencies and effectiveness as well as enhanced quality of patient care and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
Best of the Best Outstanding Achievement rank went to Trillium’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team in the International Nutrition Survey 2008. Trillium serves as a standard for all other ICUs in the world and demonstrates a culture of innovation and patient safety.
2008 Awards and Recognition
2008 Awards & Achievements
Trillium is a fiscally balanced health centre demonstrating sustainable, strategic growth. Our operating budget is close to $400 million and we rank among the top ten Ontario hospitals in clinical volumes. We are the first multi-site hospital in the world to win the ISO 14001 Designation for environmental responsibility.
Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre have made an outstanding contribution and continue to do so. Over 1,100 dedicated volunteers give 115,000 total hours per year – and have recently completed their pledge of $5 million to the Foundation, the largest fundraising pledge by hospital volunteers in Canada!