Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO) designated in 2021

Long-term care (LTC) BPSOs

F.J. Davey Home

The F.J. Davey Home, located at 733 Third Line East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is a three-level, 374 bed LTC nursing home. The home is designed to care for its residents in a homelike environment within 12 resident home areas (RHA). Ten of the RHA’s accommodate 32 residents each and two of them are home to 27 residents each.

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Geraldton District Hospital – John Owen Evans Residence 

Geraldton District Hospital is a fully accredited, progressive health-care organization committed to providing high-quality services to residents of Greenstone (Beardmore, Caramat, Geraldton, Longlac and Nakina) and surrounding First Nations communities. The 26-bed John Owen Evans Residence is comprised of chronic and extended care residents. Their goal is to maintain residents at their fullest potential.

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Holland Christian Homes – Grace Manor

Holland Christian Homes has two manors, Faith Manor and Grace Manor. Even though they are both at Holland Christian Homes, they are, by government standards, two separate and distinct nursing homes.

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John Noble Home 

The John Noble Home (JNH) has a proud and longstanding care-giving tradition, dating back to 1881. Today, they offer several different quality programs devoted to senior housing, care and services that operate within their care campus, which all meet and serve the needs of both Brant County and the City of Brantford, and their respective constituents, as they are a municipally operated and governed facility.

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Meadow Park Chatham Long-Term Care

Meadow Park is a fully accredited LTC home serving the community of Chatham, Ontario. They've been established since 1979 and can even say that some of their staff have been with them on that journey since the beginning. They have 99 long-term beds available in private, semi-private and basic accommodations. Their home is a brightly lit, friendly place that only has one level which encourages everyone to get out and visit one another. 

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The Wexford Residence Inc. 

The Wexford Residence Inc. is a vibrant seniors' residence in Scarborough that combines independent apartments, LTC and a seniors’ community centre. Established in 1978 and incorporated in 1995, The Wexford is owned and operated by a charitable non-profit corporation with a board of directors.

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Ontario BPSOs

 Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning 

Conestoga College is a leader in polytechnic education, delivering a full range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare students for success as well as to promote economic prosperity and community well-being throughout their region and beyond. Established in 1967, Conestoga now serves more than 55,000 full and part-time learners each year through a network of campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford. The Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care at Conestoga is committed to education, workforce development and applied research to develop highly qualified personnel and improve the quality of life and care for Canada’s growing population of seniors. The centre champions best practice into health and community services curriculum at Conestoga.

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Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University 

The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DSCN) at Ryerson University is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The DSCN includes two undergraduate BScN programs: the four-year Collaborative Program with Centennial College and George Brown College, and the Post-Diploma Degree Program for diploma RNs, RPNs and IENs who have completed bridging programs. In addition, the DSCN offers graduate nursing education: the Master of Nursing (course and thesis streams), Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program and the combined MN/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program.

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Guelph Family Health Team

Since 2006, the Guelph Family Health Team has taken a team-based approach to patient care and well-being. The traditional experience of going to the doctor when you are sick is evolving to a complete team of health-care professionals that offers patients support for every need in every stage of life.

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Humber River Hospital 

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA. The hospital currently operates out of its Wilson Avenue site with a total of 656 beds, 3,300 staff, approximately 700 physicians and 1,100 volunteers.

Affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen's University, the hospital is home to Ontario’s first centre of excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Canada’s first home nocturnal dialysis program and a major cancer program.

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Lakeridge Health

Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario's largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. They are part of their community and it shows in the care they provide - because the people coming through their doors are their neighbours, family and friends. With five hospital sites and four emergency rooms, they serve a diverse population. Their dedicated team of health-care professionals give their all every day to keep improving the quality of care delivered, drive down wait times and improve results.

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Middlesex Hospital Alliance

The Middlesex Hospital Alliance is made up of two partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Within their Middlesex Hospital Alliance family, over 500 physicians, employees and volunteers care for patients in their communities. Together, they're creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in their people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that they provide a high level of service while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.

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Nipissing University Faculty of Education and Professional Studies School of Nursing 

Nipissing University’s School of Nursing was founded in 2005. Today, the school has four distinct Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs: a) the Collaborative BScN program; b) an on-campus RPN to BScN bridging program; c) an online RPN to BScN Blended Learning program; and d) the Scholar-Practitioner Accelerated Program. Overall, there are over 1,700 undergraduate nursing students across all programs.

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Quest Community Health Centre 

Quest Community Health Centre (Quest) is a non-profit registered charitable organization providing primary health care, health promotion, and community capacity building to residents of the St. Catharines area and Niagara Region.

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Quinte Health Care 

Quinte Health Care provides a wide range of high-quality health-care services to 160,000 people living in the diverse region of Prince Edward and Hastings Counties and the southeast portion of Northumberland County.

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The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre 

Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) is a 119-bed facility owned and operated by The Salvation Army located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Toronto Grace is renowned for the compassionate, clinical excellence and patient-centered care they provide. The heart of patient-centred care is recognizing that each person has individualized priorities and goals, and each care plan reflects this.

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York Region Public Health Child and Family Health Division

York Region Public Health professionals deliver a range of programs and services to prevent disease, protect the health and safety of residents, and promote healthy lifestyles and environments. The child and family health division of York Region Public Health supports healthy child development from preconception to school transition. The division offers prenatal education, breastfeeding clinics and support, parenting education and resilience building, support for maternal mental health, and home visits through the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program.

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International BPSOs

 China-Japan Friendship Hospital 

China-Japan Friendship Hospital was founded in 1984 and is located in Beijing, China. The hospital has 1,600 beds and integrates medical care, research and education.

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Peking University First Hospital 

Peking University First Hospital was founded in 1915 and is located in Beijing, China. The university hospital integrates research, teaching and medical care. There are 1,574 beds and 35 clinical departments. More than 80,000 patients visit the hospital on an annual basis.

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University of Calgary Qatar 

The University of Calgary's (UCQ) Faculty of Nursing is renowned in Canada for its excellence in clinical practice and family health care. Their nursing students in Qatar are educated to the same Canadian standards and receive the same credentials as students at the Calgary campus. UCQ is at the forefront of health promotion and disease prevention in Qatar. They engage individuals, families and communities in activities designed to enhance family capacity to attain and improve health. Their nursing students and graduates practice in the community, in primary health centres, in clinics and schools in addition to acute care hospitals. Their program exemplifies a vision of modern nursing that develops graduates who deliver evidence-based health care and are strong critical thinkers and change agents, whose focus is the entire family.

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West China Hospital, Sichuan University

West China Hospital, Sichuan University is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The hospital integrates medical care, research and education and has 44 clinical specialties and nine medical assistant departments.

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