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Within all our services and programs, we are committed to maintaining and continuously improving the quality and safety of our care for women, newborns and families.

ThinkstockPhotos-rbrb_0553.jpgBC Women’s is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Please see the Quick links for information about our Board of Directors and Accountability.


BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre is accredited with Exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada. This is the highest level of accreditation granted to a healthcare organization following an assessment of the quality of its services in the context of nationally accepted standards.

BC Women’s is dedicated to improving quality healthcare through Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program. The accreditation process is an ongoing continuous quality improvement cycle culminating with a multi-day surveyor visit approximately every four years. Our most recent survey took place in June 2012. We were assessed against national standards comprising of almost 1,500 applicable criteria and met all the required operational practices.

We are committed to ensuring the safety of all our patients and their families, visitors, physicians, and staff. Through this process we demonstrate our commitment to patient safety and delivering continuous quality health care services. 


BC Women's is the largest tertiary care hospital in Canada to be designated Baby-friendly.

Being Baby-friendly means we support women's informed choices about infant feeding. We are committed to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding, and to ensuring that all families receive information to support their infant feeding choices. 

Part of a global movement

It is a global initiative from the WHO/UNICEF that encourages health care providers to give care based on the best available evidence to support families to make informed infant feeding choices. 

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