Following an intensive, two day, on-site survey, Accreditation Canada has announced that Dryden Regional Health Centre has once again been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing.

Based on the organization’s compliance with 1,996 standards, Required Organizational Practices and high-priority criteria, the decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Dryden Regional Health Centre’s substantial conformance to Accreditation Canada’s standards. The organization scored an impressive 99.6% – a remarkable achievement resulting from the collective efforts of staff, medical staff and volunteers who work as a team to deliver high quality healthcare.

“This is a significant accomplishment,” shares Sandra Boyko, Chair of the Board of Directors. “The organization continues to face substantial challenges and ongoing pressures in all departments and consistently remains focused on providing high quality care. Achieving Exemplary Standing in 2015 was very rewarding and validating; maintaining excellence for another award of Exemplary Standing over the past five years is outstanding!”

“Surveyors with Accreditation Canada noted our standing commitment to excellence in patient and family-centred care, leadership, collaboration, and integration,” noted CEO Wade Petranik. “Our Board, leadership, medical staff, administration and support staff, volunteers, and front-line health professionals are second to none. We are fortunate to have an exceptional team that is rooted in the organization’s values, and works tirelessly to serve the many people who come to us for help on a daily basis. This organization, I believe, can be counted at the top of all small hospitals in Canada today thanks to the people who work at the DRHC.”

Dryden Regional Health Centre is an integrated health care organization focused on providing Care That Works.

For further information please contact:

Wade Petranik

Chief Executive Officer

Dryden Regional Health Centre

Box 3003,

Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z6

Telephone: (807) 223-8201 Extension 2260

June 17, 2019