We imagine better ways to deliver the best patient outcomes. While we’re leaders in many areas of rehabilitative care we’re never satisfied with the status quo.
That commitment to discovering new ways to do what we do better has garnered numerous awards and honours. We are grateful for this recognition, but ultimately judge our success by how successful we are at helping patients get their lives back.
2019 West Park Chief of Staff receives Humanism in Medicine Award
In June, 2019, Dr. Nora Cullen, West Park's Chief of Staff earned the 2019 Humanism in Medicine Award from the University of Toronto for her work in Nepal. Learn More.
2019 RNAO Recognition Award for Leadership in Nursing Education
In April, 2019, Angela LoPonte, a registered nurse and Care Coordinator with West Park's Functional Enhancement Service (FES), was selected by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) as a recipient of the 2019 RNAO Recognition Award for Leadership in Nursing Education (Staff Development). Learn More.
In June, 2018 West Park was awarded “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing,” the highest rating possible from Accreditation Canada. In awarding accreditation with exemplary standing to West Park for 2018-2022, Accreditation Canada concluded West Park meets or exceeds national standards of excellence, including 100 per cent of the Required Organizational Practices.
2018 Greening Health Care 5% Club award
For reducing energy consumption by least 5%, West Park became a member of the 5% Club.
2015 Green Hospital award
West Park earned a 2015 Green Hospital Scorecard Silver Seal for its energy conservation efforts.
Best Practice Spotlight Organization
Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSOs) are health-care and academic organizations selected by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) through a request for proposals process to implement and evaluate the RNAO's best practice guidelines. West Park has been designated a BPSO since 2006.
It is a dynamic partnership that focuses on making a positive impact on patient care at West Park and other member organizations though evidence-based practice.
2012 Quality Healthcare Workplace Award – Platinum
The award, sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – HealthForceOntario and the Ontario Hospital Association, recognizes organizational efforts to improve the healthcare workplace in ways that contribute to the quality of work life for healthcare providers and the quality of care they deliver. In 2010, West Park received the Gold award.
2012 Green Health Care Award in Energy Efficiency
The Green Health Care Awards - presented by the Ontario Hospital Association and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care - recognize leadership and excellence in reducing healthcare’s environmental impact. The 2012 Green Health Care Award for Energy Efficiency recognizes a hospital that has demonstrated a reduction in their environmental impact as a result of energy conservation and demand management, energy efficient technology, or use of alternative energy.
First Place - 2012 Hygeia Award for External Publications
Awarded by the Health Care Public Relations Association, the Hygeia was awarded to West Park for its annual publication Healthy Together for clear, concise, readable copy that exhibits high editorial standards; effective use of colour or graphics; and an overall creative presentation.
2011 Canada Culture of Philanthropy Award
For the second year in a row, West Park received this award, presented by the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy in recognition of the spirit of giving West Park staff, physicians and volunteers demonstrate in helping patients on the road to recovery.
2011 Greater Toronto's Top Employers
An annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the Greater Toronto employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
2010 Quality Healthcare Workplace Award – Gold
The award, sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – HealthForceOntario and the Ontario Hospital Association, recognizes organizational efforts to improve the healthcare workplace in ways that contribute to the quality of work life for healthcare providers and the quality of care they deliver.
2010 Canada Culture of Philanthropy Award
Given by the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy in recognition of the spirit of giving West Park staff, physicians and volunteers demonstrate in helping patients on the road to recovery.
2008 Dr. William Sibbald Award for Excellence in Patient Safety
Awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to recognize excellence and innovation in patient safety.
The Centre was recognized in the Globe & Mail on May 9, 2009, in the article “Where to get the best care in Greater Toronto” in the rehabilitation category.
The article was based on information from the website, www.myhospitalcare.ca, launched by the Ontario Hospital Association.
Green Health Care Award
Awarded by the Ontario Hospital Association and Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care for West Park's 15-year journey to improve energy efficiency.