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HHCC is accredited with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, the highest possible designation from Accreditation Canada. 

We have consistently met 100% of the Required Organizational Practices (ROPs) and 99.9% of almost 2,300 standards. A few areas that Accreditation Canada recognized at HHCC include:

•    Engaged physicians and strong leadership committed to delivering quality care
•    A visible and unwavering commitment to infection control in every area of the organization
•    Impressive culture of patient safety and focus on quality improvement initiatives across the hospital
•    Exceptional and unique approach to ethics
•    Use and implementation of HealthLinks

HHCC is one of thousands of health services organizations across the country reviewed by Accreditation Canada to help improve the quality of care and service provided to patients. HHCC has been participating in the accreditation process since 1995.


Dr. David Scott Award

The Dr. David Scott award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a positive impact on the quality of health care through their service to the community, leadership, advocacy or by strengthening the integration of care in the community. The award is in honor of the late Dr. Scott's many years of dedicated service to his profession and the community. This Award has been in existence since 2000.

Nomination Process
The Nomination process is now closed.
The Dr. David Scott Award is presented at the HHCC Annual Meeting on June 25, 2024.
Questions about the award nomination submission can be emailed to
Dr. David Scott Award Nomination Form 

Award Recipients
Award recipients have been selected for advocacy in many areas, including improving accessibility, fundraising and volunteer leadership with local organizations, improving long-term care, recruiting physicians, establishing after-hours clinics and promoting violence prevention.
2023 Jennifer McCallum, Manager, TeleCheck
TeleCheck team
2022 Laboratory Department, Headwaters Health Care Centre
2021 Dr. Nicola Mercer and Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum and the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Team 
2020 Dr. Michael Gagnon
Dr. Charlie Joyce 
2019 Dr. David Willians
Chief of Dufferin Paramedics, Tom Reid
2018 Dr. Cathy Canduso
Dr. Mercedes Rodriguez
2017 Lynn Sinclair-Smith 
2016 Dr. Stephanie Milone
Dr. Stephen Milone 
2015 Dr. Amy Catania
The Greater Dufferin Area Search Committee
2014 Gloria Campbell 
2013 Bob Burnside
2012 Lorna Bethell and Elizabeth Birnie
2011 Carol Riddell 
2010 Dr. Dan Mallin 
2009 Larry Rankin 
2008 Dori Ebel 
2007 Dr. David Knox
2006 Don Stewart
2005 Jon (Doc.) Gillies
2004 Headwaters Health Care Auxiliary Orangeville & Headwaters Health Care Auxiliary Shelburne
2003 Dr. Faye Lindsey
2002 Veronica Inglis
2001 Erna Baniulis
2000 Dr. Dirk Huyer 

About the late, Dr. David Scott 

Dr. David Scott was a graduate of medicine from the University of Toronto (1956), with a Fellowship in General Surgery (1962). He practiced general surgery in Orangeville from 1962 to 1997 and continued his active involvement with Headwaters Health Care Centre for many years after his retirement.

He held honorary staff privileges at the hospital and kept up to date on hospital affairs by attending General Medical Staff meetings. A life-long resident of Orangeville, he was Chief of the Medical Staff of Dufferin Area Hospital from 1983 to 1989, served as Chair of the Wellington-Dufferin District Health Council, and played a key role in physician recruitment with the former Greater Dufferin Area Physician Search Committee. He also served on several provincial and national health care advisory committees.

Communities in bloom

The Friendship Gardens at HHCC have received national accolades, with special mention as part of the Town of Orangeville’s national Communities in Bloom award win both in 2016 and 2018.

The Friendship Gardens at HHCC were created in 1997 for the year-round comfort of patients, families, staff and volunteers. The Gardens are a collection of 20 distinct gardens and water features, with over 400 trees, designed and maintained by a group of 20 active volunteers and supported by community donations. The Gardens can be seen from every patient room at the hospital. Specialty handmade art windows were created and installed in the Intensive Care Unit.