KGH awarded Silver in the Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Over the past few years, KGH has been busy striving to meet our strategic goal of making KGH one of the best places to work. These efforts are paying steady dividends and this past week we were recognized again by the Ontario Hospital Association for our efforts.

For the second year in a row, we scored a Silver in its Quality Healthy Workplace Awards. This time, our submission highlighted our work to measure and improve our staff and physician engagement and our focus on improving staff health and wellness as part of our overall corporate engagement plan.

The awards are specially designed to measure an organization’s efforts to improve their healthcare workplace in ways that contribute to their employees’ quality of work life and the quality of care and services they provide. As examples, it asks organizations to share what they have done to ensure there is respect in the workplace, that employees have manageable workloads and receive job performance feedback, and that there are health promotion programs in place. It also looks to see how staff job satisfaction and stress levels are measured and that workplace injuries are reported and followed up on, to name a few of the criteria.

“These awards help drive continuous improvement and the bar is always rising so we are very happy to see we are maintaining our high standing,” says Micki Mulima, Director of Healthy Workplace Services.

Other Silver award winners include London Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, The Ottawa Hospital, and Hotel Dieu Hospital.

"Participating in this program really helps us put into perspective how we are doing on creating a safe and healthy workplace for everyone who works, learns or volunteer at KGH," says Mulima. “

To learn more about either award, visit Ontario Hospital Association website.