Our Winning Team


Accreditation Canada has awarded Queensway Carleton Hospital with Exemplary Status — the highest possible ranking. It is given to organizations that go beyond the requirements of Accreditation Canada and demonstrate excellence in quality improvement. QCH met all 34 Required Organizations Practices and an incredible 99.7% of the more than 2,300 standards. Accreditation Canada noted that QCH has a remarkable culture, and a team truly committed to delivering quality patient care.

Newsweek #1 Hospital in Ottawa

QCH was ranked first among Ottawa-area hospitals, and 25th nationally in Newsweek Magazine’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ 2019 rankings. Their survey is based on the recommendations of medical professionals, patient survey results, and medical key performance indicators (KPIs). The list includes international institutions like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and the Cleveland Clinic, in addition to Canadian hospitals such as Toronto General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Accreditation success – a team effort! Our Pharmacy team also successfully completed their Accreditation.

QCH Recognized by American College of Surgeons

QCH has been distinguished for outstanding quality in surgical patient care by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) — one of only 12 Canadian hospitals to be recognized. To be recognized, hospitals need to exhibit superior outcomes for surgeries involving the following risk factors: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator > 48 hours, renal failure, cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs); or urinary tract infection. QCH was one of only 12 hospitals in Canada who consistently surpassed positive outcomes for high risk surgeries.

QCH Named Top Employer by Forbes

QCH has ranked among the top employers in Canada, appearing on Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employees of 2020. The list is determined by Canadian employees who are asked to determine how likely they are to recommend their place of work to someone else.

Proud Operating Room (OR) nurses