(ABOVE): The Nursing Department at Mediclinic Cape Gate won the annual Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Award from COHSASA. Far left is General Manager of the Mediclinic Cape Gate, Carol Defty. COHSASA Surveyor and Quality Advisor, Riel le Roux, (middle back row), handed over the trophy.

Proud members of the Mediclinic Cape Gate Nursing Team gathered in the hospital’s Board Room in May 2017 to receive the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy from Quality Advisor and Surveyor, Riel le Roux, of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa – COHSASA. Mediclinic Cape Gate is the third hospital in the Mediclinic Group to receive the award.

The Quality Trophy is awarded to an individual, a unit, a department or a discipline in a healthcare facility that has made the most impressive or substantial contribution to quality improvement during the COHSASA accreditation process. The recipient is not selected by COHSASA but is chosen by peer review at the healthcare facility.

The flame-shaped trophy, echoing the COHSASA logo to inspire quality, honours the memory of COHSASA colleague, Dr Katrin Kleijnhans, who died on September 28, 2016 after a long illness. It is intended that the trophy carry forward her legacy and encourage others to share her enormous passion for ensuring quality and safety in health care.

It is hoped that after its initial presentation, the trophy will become an annual internal floating trophy, given to a deserving recipient at Mediclinic Cape Gate in the future.

Mediclinic Cape Gate General Hospital Manager, Mrs Carol Defty, said: “I am very proud of the entire team at Mediclinic Cape Gate as they are passionate about constantly improving on providing safe patient care to all the patients that entrust themselves to our care.”

For more information: Marilyn Keegan @ marilyn@cohsasa.co.za or Mobile: 083 703 7789