Awards, Recognitions & Designations

Accreditation with Exemplary Standing


Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits health care and social services organizations in Canada and around the world. Its comprehensive accreditation programs foster ongoing quality improvement through evidence-based standards and a rigorous external peer review.

Accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Accreditation Canada has been helping organizations improve health care quality and patient safety for more than 55 years.


Choosing Wisely Canada

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely Canada, the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care has awarded WRH with a Level 1 Certification. With this designation, WRH is now part of a worldwide movement that promotes best practices by reducing unnecessary testing and treatments for our patients.

WRH enacted 5 "quick wins" to achieve the certification:

  • Uncoupled PT and PTT blood clotting tests on lab panels so providers order only the test that will specifically answer their clinical question.
  • Eliminated Creatine Kinase (CK) testing if Troponin is available for cardiac enzyme testing. CK testing as an individual order is still available.
  • Removed the "Daily Lab" option from order sets (except for complex oncology patients).
  • Removed Folate (Serum/RBC Folate) testing from WRH ordering systems. This test is still available upon special request.
  • Eliminated routine chest x-rays in ICU except to answer specific clinical questions.


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)


Windsor Regional Hospital has achieved Stage 6 as designated by HIMSS using the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. WRH demonstrated its recognition of the importance of information and technology in healthcare. It is successfully establishing a foundation upon which it can build towards a future of improved care quality, safety, and efficiency. Valid through 2025.

The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) is an eight-stage (0-7) model that harnesses technology to support optimized patient care, reduce medication errors, improve operational throughput and achieve a nearly paperless environment. EMRAM is referred to as a proven roadmap to improve health outcomes, which improves quality, safety, and efficiency.


Using Blood Wisely Hospital

Using Blood Wisely

Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services are pleased to recognize Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette and Met campuses as designated Using Blood Wisely Hospitals.

The Using Blood Wisely Hospital designation symbolizes a commitment to red blood cell stewardship and to the continuous pursuit of quality improvement. In achieving this designation, Windsor Regional Hospital is among a select group of hospitals that are making a difference for patients, donors, and Canada’s blood supply.

Choosing Wisely Canada and Canadian Blood Services commend Windsor Regional Hospital and its staff for the excellent work in reducing unnecessary red blood cell transfusions.


Certificate of Accreditation - Hospital Pharmacy


This is to certify that owned by has complied with the provisions of the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act 1990 and the Regulations made there under as to the Accreditation of Pharmacies in the province of Ontario.