Trauma Distinction status awarded to PHC

Apr 28, 2016 | News

The Regional Trauma Program, which includes Vancouver Costal Health (VCH), Providence Health Care (PHC) and Provincial Health Services Agency (PHSA), has recently undergone a vigorous evaluation process of the trauma system and the local trauma processes. In late February 2016, Accreditation Canada evaluators assessed the trauma program and associated services on a basis of degree of compliance with national trauma standards, achievement of ‘performance indicator’ thresholds, implementation and execution of trauma protocols or clinical practice guidelines, and commitment to excellence and innovation in Trauma.

We can be proud here at Providence Health that at the conclusion of the accreditation St. Paul’s Hospital met 100% of High Priority Criteria, 100% in Distinction Protocols, and a very acceptable 96% grade in “Other criteria” in the Distinction Standards. 

During Accreditation an on site survey was conducted at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, Lion’s Gate Hospital, and BC Children’s Hospital. In addition, while not formally visited by the accreditors, Richmond Hospital and the peripheral hospitals (Bella Coola General Hospital, Pemberton Health Care Centre, Powell River General Hospital, R.W. Large Memorial Hospital, Sechelt Hospital, Squamish General Hospital, Whistler General Hospital) were also participants in the evaluation process.

Our external partners;  BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), BC Ambulance Service and BC Patient Transfer Network, Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC), Trauma Services BC, BC Trauma Registry, BC Women Hospital, Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention experts where also a component of the review.

Following the successful completion of our Trauma Distinction process, Accreditation Canada has awarded VCH-PHC-PHSA Regional Trauma Program - Distinction in Trauma Services. Achieving Distinction indicates that the organization has demonstrated national leadership in the provision of high-quality trauma care.

A quote from the Trauma Distinction Program Report:  

“SPH is a hospital with a well embedded culture of compassion for care and this transpired in the discussion with the team leaders as well as the staff. They are client centered and are innovative in delivery of care to the patients with major psychosocial problems.” 

While there is still a great deal of work to do and goals to accomplish, St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with the Trauma System is commendable for the trauma care it currently provides.  

We wish to thank and congratulate all the staff of PHC, the members of the PHC Trauma Committee, the Trauma Team Leaders and Trauma Nurses, all Emergency Department personnel, Intensive Care Unit staff, Surgery Program, Diagnostic Imaging staff, Laboratory/ Blood Bank staff, Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy and everyone else who participated in the Trauma Distinction Process.  Your commitment to quality service and your contributions to the recent Trauma Accreditation process was exemplary. Our recent designation of Distinction Status falls on the shoulders of all those who work in the front row lines providing care to our patients. Thank you kindly for your excellent work to date, and for the ongoing quality improvement activities to come. 

Congratulations and a sincere “Thank You” to all!

With gratitude,

Tamim Umran,  PHC Trauma Medical Director / Physician Lead

Monique May, PHC Trauma Coordinator


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