What is a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)?
The BPSO® designation is an opportunity for health care organizations to partner with RNAO to create evidence-based practice cultures in their organizations through systematic implementation of multiple RNAO BPGs.
Every 3 years RNAO sends out a Request for proposals. Organizations selected through this RFP will be referred to as Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO®). Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit was a successful applicant in cohort 5 with 15 other organizations, including Brockville General Hospital.
- 73 BPSO® organizations involving 330 healthcare and academic sites have joined the BPSO® initiative from across Canada, and in Australia, Colombia, Chile, Spain, USA, and South Africa.
- 48 of these are in Ontario and only 4 are Public Health Units. (Grey Bruce, Niagara, Thunder Bay and Toronto)
At the end of the 3 year pre-designation period, and assuming all deliverables are met, the organizations achieve “BPSO® Designate” status. Then the organization focuses on sustainability, and commits to continue the implementation, evaluation, spread and expansion of best practice guidelines in their organization and by serving as a mentor to new BPSO® organizations, locally, nationally and internationally.
2016 RNAO BPSO Champions Celebration
RNAO BPSO Resources:
LGL Health Unit BPSO
Best Practice Guidelines Being Implemented Over 3 Years:
LGL Staff at BPSO Launch with Leeds Grenville MPP Steve Clark