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Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (RHA)has recently received acknowledgment that it is continuing to deliver health care that adheres to internationally recognized standards of quality and safety. Accreditation Canada has granted “Accredited” status to Interlake-Eastern RHA.

Surveyors met with staff and community members over a six-day period in June to assess over 3,100 criteria. As part of the survey, Interlake-Eastern RHA sites were assessed by a team of surveyors who work in the field of health-care in facilities all over Canada. In the accreditation report, surveyor observations reflect: “Remarkable staff going above and beyond” and “Clients are genuinely happy and feel well cared for.”

Interlake-Eastern RHA’s board chair, Michele Polinuk says she’s proud of the work.

“The region and staff are all still adapting to a post pandemic world,” says Polinuk. “We have come a long way in that time and I commend our staff on their hard work using required operating procedures that focus on patient safety and quality care.”

A team of surveyors from Accreditation Canada last visited Interlake-Eastern RHA in 2019 as part of a four-year accreditation review cycle.

Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to working with patients, policy makers and the public to improve the quality of health and social services for all. Providing organizations with an independent, third-party assessment, Accreditation Canada evaluates organizations on standards that reflect internationally accepted best practices.

The Accreditation Canada report and executive summary are posted online. Visit Publications & Reports – Interlake-Eastern RHA ( and click Accreditation reports to see the latest report.

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