Recognition and Awards

Mackenzie's Health's record of quality, safety and innovation is reflected in numerous awards for our programs and people.

Recognitions and awards of note:

We're pleased to share that we have received revalidation of Stage 7, the highest level on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) which measures the level at which an organization adopts and uses electronic medical records (EMR) to Stage 7. Revalidation recognizes Mackenzie Health's continued use of innovative health care solutions to support high-quality, safe and efficient care to our growing community that helps deliver on our promise of creating a world-class health experience. The revalidation means our highly engaged EMR culture helps drive robust safety, quality and patient experience outcomes that benefits both the hospital and patients in our community. 

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital was awarded LEED Silver Certification in 2021. This award recognizes newly constructed buildings that have integrated sustainability principles into design and construction, and focus on reducing operating costs and carbon footprint. The hospital is equipped with green roofs, LED lighting and high-efficiency HVAC systems that help reduce energy needs as well as fixtures and systems to improve water use efficiencies.

In 2021, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital won the gold award in infrastructure and was recognized for demonstrating innovation and excellence in a public-private partnership venture. The CCPPP awards committee recognized the hospital’s ability to pivot ahead of opening and the use of innovations deployed by the consortium such as prefabricated modules keeping the project on time and on budget.

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital was awarded the highest honour in the modular construction industry when it was presented with the award of distinction recognizing architectural excellence, technical innovation and cost efficiency exemplifying best practices in a variety of categories in modular construction. Take a look at a behind-the-scenes video showing how modular washrooms were installed at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital during construction.

 

 

In 2021, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital was recognized as highly commended at the international P3 Awards in the Social Infrastructure Project of the Year for design, construction and unique partnerships and collaborative approach resulting in completion of the project on time and on budget.

In 2020, Mackenzie Health was the only hospital in Canada to earn 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition. Leveraging the robust technology system it already had in place, Mackenzie Health was able to deliver quick and effective solutions to address challenges associated with delivering care during a global pandemic and is being recognized for it.

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In July 2020, The York Region District Stroke Centre team at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital received the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders for using health information and technology to improve the way we deliver care to stroke patients.

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Mackenzie Health was named a 2019 recipient of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. This award recognizes Mackenzie Health for thoughtful application of health information and technology to substantially improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and population health. 

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Mackenzie Health has been recognized as one of 2018 HealthCare’s Most Wired winners, as well as the only Canadian hospital to achieve this recognition in 2018. The CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program not only recognizes those organizations that demonstrate excellence in healthcare IT implementation and innovation, but also serves as an invaluable tool to aid all participating organizations in planning and developing future healthcare IT projects.

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We're pleased to share that we achieved Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS EMRAM scale which measures the level at which an organization adopts and uses EMR. This recognizes Mackenzie Health's adoption of innovative health care solutions to support high-quality, safe and efficient care to our growing community. Additionally, we now hold the title as the first acute care hospital in Canada to achieve Stage 7.

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Richmond Hill/Vaughan, ON -Mackenzie Health has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics for achieving Stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model (EMRAM). This is an international benchmark for the use of advanced Information Technology (IT) to improve patient care. Mackenzie Health is the first Canadian hospital with a full-suite Epic EMR and one of four Ontario community hospitals to have achieved this designation to date.

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In 2017, Mackenzie Health received the Innovation Award from the Richmond Hill Board of Trade. This award recognizes Mackenzie Health’s development of the Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2) which fosters new partnerships and health care innovations that could be adopted across Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital.

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Mackenzie Health is proud to announce it has achieved what few organizations have - earning Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for the second consecutive evaluation!

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In March 2015, Mackenzie Health was awarded Stroke Distinction status, making it the only Ontario organization to receive both acute and rehab stroke accreditation

Mackenzie Health received the 2014 Project Team - Innovation & Care Delivery Award for implementing an innovative IT solution that helps improve patient flow and quality of care.

Mackenzie Health received the 2014 Gold Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards - for the second consecutive year - for its extensive efforts to improve work life for staff and physician

Mackenzie Health's Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Practice Officer, Tiziana Rivera, was the 2013 winner of the Margret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership.

Mackenzie Health received the 2013 Healthcare Safety Award for implementing smart pumps with sophisticated drug libraries and intravenous medication error-prevention software across the organization. 

Mackenzie Health received the 2013 Booth Centennial Green Award for its strong commitment to going green and using reusable textiles in the Operating Room.

In 2012, Mackenzie Health was designated as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) through the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), the first hospital in York Region to receive this recognition.