Baycrest receives prestigious RNAO designation as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization

Toronto, ON – Baycrest Health Sciences has received one of the most esteemed designations for healthcare facilities in Ontario when it was named a Best Practice Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) this week.

IMG_1650The designation was achieved through the successful completion of a rigorous three-year program to implement and evaluate compliance of the RNAO’s best practice guidelines throughout Baycrest’s care delivery model. Only 60 organizations around the world have received the BPSO quality badge.


“I would like to congratulate everyone who made this achievement possible,” said Dr. William Reichman, president and CEO of Baycrest. “The BPSO designation underscores Baycrest’s commitment to implement and sustain best practices through continuous auditing and monitoring of our care practices to ensure we are delivering the highest quality, evidence-based care to seniors.”

BPSO logo 2015Through the intensive efforts of nurses and professionals from a variety of roles and departments, Baycrest successfully implemented six RNAO Best Practice Guidelines across targeted units, two of which were implemented organization-wide:

  • Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult (organization-wide)
  • Screening for Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults
  • Caregiving Strategies for Older Adults with Delirium, Dementia and Depression
  • Promoting Continence Using Prompted Voiding
  • Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers (organization-wide)
  • Assessment and Management of Pain

“This accomplishment shows our dedication to our clients, families and community, and demonstrates the difference we are making every day,” said Anne Marie Shin, executive director of Nursing, Quality and Safety at Baycrest.

About Baycrest Health Sciences
Headquartered on a 22-acre campus and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging adults and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience (the Rotman Research Institute). Baycrest’s dedicated centres focus on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and offer unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.


For more information on this press release, please contact:
Kelly Connelly
Senior Media Officer
Baycrest Health Sciences