Quality & Safety

Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is committed to creating a positive patient experience and delivering high-quality health care. SAH’s goal is to deliver the best every day and to continuously improve care and service for patients.


In April 2019, Sault Area Hospital (SAH) underwent an onsite assessment by Accreditation Canada as part of our ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement and quality care.  Accreditation is a voluntary process that hospitals use to evaluate their services against national standards of excellence.

SAH met 98.3% of the 2,700 applicable standards as presented by the Survey Team and was awarded “Accredited with Commendation”.

In a letter informing SAH of Accreditation Canada’s decision, Julie Langlois, Chair, Accreditation Decision Committee wrote: “This is a milestone to be celebrated, and we congratulate you and your team for your commitment to providing safe, high-quality health services.”

“SAH will remain focused on continuous quality improvement, with the Accreditation process being one tool to help measure our success. Congratulations and thank you to all SAH staff for all the work you do every day that helped us achieve this standing!” said Ila Watson, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “Accredited with Commendation demonstrates our commitment to our vision of Trusted Partner. Outstanding Care.”

The next Accreditation process will be held in April 2023.