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The Lake of the Woods District Hospital is currently under review. The operational review is being conducted by BIG Health Care, who specialize in hospital reviews.

The process takes a close look at various policies within the hospital.

Adam Topp, a Partner with BIG Health Care, is leading the review process. He spoke about some of the things in the hospital that will be getting reviewed.

“We come in and we look at the clinical quality, efficiency, operational effectiveness of the organization, and compare the organization to peers. After that, we make recommendations on how they can make improvements,” he said.

Topp noted that there are eight staff members on the team, who are all health care professionals. The team has been conducting reviews for roughly 30 years.

Topp says that the process can be quick and have few recommendations, or it could be a bit more gruelling.

“When we do these reports, they can range from 10 recommendations to 50 recommendations. We just started, so we haven't looked at all of the data yet for the hospital here. I am looking forward to spending time in Kenora though!” he said.

The review will take between five to six months, and the final report will be prepared in early 2018.  

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