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:

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.