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Accreditation Canada: double recognition for Montfort

For the third time, Montfort reaches the highest recognition level in the country, in addition to another unique certification in Canada

Ottawa - January 26, 2023 – Hôpital Montfort has been granted accreditation with exemplary standing for the third time by Accreditation Canada. In addition, Montfort is the first organization in Canada to receive a certificate of participation in the Official Languages Recognition Program (OLRP).

Accreditation Canada is an independent organization that evaluates over 1,000 health and social service organizations and 12,000 sites in Canada and around the world. Accreditation is a continuous improvement process culminating in a peer review.

Five surveyors from Accreditation Canada conducted an inspection of Montfort from November 28 to December 2, 2022. At the conclusion of this visit, the assigned compliance rate with the required standards was 2052 out of 2055, or 99.85%.

The visitors testified that the patient is really at the heart of Montfort's concerns. Among other things, the Accreditation surveyors’ report highlighted the collaboration between teams, the experience and resilience of staff, the many innovative projects, and the rigorous processes.

Montfort is also the first Canadian organization to receive a certificate of participation in the Official Languages Recognition Program, a new program by Accreditation Canada aiming to prevent or reduce language barriers in health and social services.


“I would like to thank every member of the team, from the bottom of my heart, for their dedication to this continuous improvement process and to the safety and quality of care for our patients,”

said Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Montfort, during a small celebration to which the staff members were invited.

“I am especially proud that we are the first organization in Canada to receive a certificate of participation in the Official Languages Recognition Program. It goes without saying that this is a very symbolic recognition for Montfort.”

About Montfort

Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. The hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. In 2022, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, and is the first francophone host as the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s flagship Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO).

With its main partners, the University of Ottawa and La Cité college, as well as other post-secondary programs, Montfort is preparing the next generation of Francophone healthcare professionals. Since 2015, it has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals through the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort, its knowledge institute. Montfort strives to become “your hospital of reference for outstanding services, designed with you and for you”. In 2019, it was named one of the world’s top 1000 hospitals.

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