Unnecessary tests and treatments are not only potentially harmful to patients, but also consume precious hospital resources. Fortunately, there are known and effective ways to curb overuse and many hospitals across Canada have implemented these measures.

Choosing Wisely Canada’s Hospital Designation Program recognizes hospitals that take deliberate action to reduce overuse and demonstrate organizational commitment to minimizing waste and harm.

Hospitals can work towards achieving QI Status and/or Leadership Status designations. To qualify for each status, participating sites need to implement Choosing Wisely QI projects that earn credits towards designation.

Need more information to help you get started?

Download our guide to learn more about the designation streams, how to get started, and how to apply.

Interested in becoming a Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital? Fill in this quick form to give us some baseline information about your hospital.

If your hospital has met designation requirements, you are eligible to become a Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital.

Gain national recognition for your quality improvement and leadership efforts by completing the designation application below. A member of our team will confirm your application.

Leadership Status

Niagara Health | William Osler Health System | Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Quality Improvement Status

Health Sciences Centre Eastern-Urban Zone Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services | Kingston Health Sciences Centre | Island Health

Need inspiration for your QI Status designation? We offer a suite of QI toolkits that package successful implementation intiatives to help you get started. You can also select from the over 400 campaign recommendations available.