Chaleur Regional Hospital Earns National Recognition

Bathurst, April 10, 2013 – The Chaleur Regional Hospital was rated among the top facilities in Canada.

This is the result of an extensive cross-Canada investigation by CBC-TV's the fifth estate. CBC based its investigation on data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), a non-profit organization that gathers and analyzes data on Canadian hospitals. Data used included rates of patients who died after a procedure, who were readmitted, or who experienced unexpected complications after receiving care and problems resulting from care received during a hospital stay.

“We are extremely happy and proud of this recognition," said Wendy Gould, Director of Programs at the Chaleur Regional Hospital. "The honour, however, should really be bestowed upon the staff and physicians, who dedicate themselves to ensuring our patients receive the highest level of care possible."

The Chaleur Regional Hospital earned an A+ ranking and it is the only hospital in New Brunswick to receive this distinction, which it shares with nine other hospitals located in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Some of the other Vitalité Health Network facilities having earned a noteworthy grade as part of this investigation include the Campbellton Regional Hospital (B), the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre (B), and the Edmundston Regional Hospital (B).

“The positive outcome of this investigation shows that we have nothing to envy of other health care facilities in our area and we can be proud of the quality of services we provide to our region’s residents," said Gisèle Beaulieu, Vice-President of Planning and Organizational Development for Vitalité Health Network.

Ms. Beaulieu went on to say that she is extremely proud of the outstanding work carried out by staff members throughout all Network facilities and programs. “They are all exceptional people dedicated to the care and well-being of patients," she said.