South West LHIN Quality Awards

MEMO: Quality Award Launch 2018 (February 1, 2018)

2018 Quality Award Application

The Quality Awards program was first introduced in 2011 to recognize health system partners that achieve performance excellence through a sustainable quality improvement initiative. 

It is now time to identify award-worthy initiatives that are making a difference for the people you serve and our local health care system. This year’s recipients will be announced at the 2018 Quality Symposium on May 31 in Stratford. 

Consistent with previous years, two awards will be distributed in 2018. One award will recognize a small/medium size quality improvement project, and the other award will recognize a large scale quality improvement project. 

Small/Medium Quality Improvement Projects
Smaller in scope (address local problems), involve fewer stakeholders and are often carried out within the resources of the participating organizations. 

Large Quality Improvement Initiatives
Larger in scope, typically LHIN-wide initiatives with greater complexity, involving multiple stakeholders and are usually funded projects. 

To be eligible for an award, initiatives must demonstrate sustainable system change and involve two or more organizations or agencies, at least one of which is LHIN-funded. Cross-continuum collaboration is encouraged.

Quest for Quality
Quality Improvement Enabling Framework Graphic
Quality Improvement Enabling Framework  - explanation of elements  
QIEF Presentation