(Strathroy, ON) – The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is excited to share the news that we have been awarded the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) Designation for 2021–2023. The BPSO designation has been provided by RNAO to Middlesex Hospital Alliance in recognition of MHA’s long-term commitment to implement, evaluate, sustain and spread RNAO’s Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs). This designation enables MHA to highlight the outstanding Best Practice Guideline work that we have carried out, and demonstrates our capacity to continue to build on our achievements. The BPSO designation marks MHA as an organization striving to create and maintain a culture of excellence within Canadian healthcare by embedding evidence into daily healthcare practice. MHA is leading a growing group of BPSOs that are eager to take on the challenge of forging new and innovative ways of healthcare delivery resulting in better patient outcomes
MHA successfully completed the pre-designation requirements from 2018-2021. These requirements included a more cohesive care delivery approach by the interprofessional team, which reduced duplication and fragmented care. Other achievements included creative implementation strategies, which were developed together with frontline staff, specifically, the Brain Train and a multi-faceted falls prevention strategy. Next steps for MHA include continued recruitment and education of BPSO Champions who will continue to implement this exciting work, further development of current BPGs through the establishment of a cognition wall and the implementation of two new BPGs. “I am incredibly proud of the dedication and excitement from each and every member of the MHA BPSO team. This amazing achievement would not have been possible without them and the support of the entire MHA,” says Rosemary Frketich, MHA Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer
The RNAO recognizes that achieving BPSO Designation and developing an evidence-based practice culture requires effort at all levels of the organization. The RNAO has commended MHA’s commitment to implementing and sustaining best practice guidelines. Special thanks to the BPSO Steering Committee, the BPSO Working Groups and the BPSO Champions who continue to ensure MHA’s success. This designation continues to support MHA on our journey to implement best practices which result in better outcomes for our patients.
On June 24, 2021 the RNAO will share a compilation video recognizing Middlesex Hospital Alliance as a successful BPSO Designate. This will happen as part of the RNAO’s virtual annual General Meeting, and at a later date when pandemic restrictions are lifted, MHA will be invited to join in an in-person celebration.
For local hospital inquiries:
Rosemary Frketich, Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer,
Middlesex Hospital Alliance