Integrated Quality Management and Accreditation:
Integrated Quality Management
St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre recognizes integrated quality management as an important part of our day-to-day work in the provision of care and service for residents and clients. The responsibility for ensuring quality and safety lies with every person, from every area of our organization.
May 28, 2013
St. Anne Centre is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the standing of “Accredited with Commendation” from Accreditation Canada.
In its decision letter Accreditation Canada states that this achievement demonstrates that St. Anne Centre’s leadership and staff have a determination and commitment to ongoing quality improvement. They also applauded St. Anne Centre’s efforts and dedication to the provision of safe, quality health services.
Accreditation Canada is a non-profit, non-government organization that helps health care organizations across Canada examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to patients, residents and clients. Accreditation is the designation provided by Accreditation Canada when an organization meets or exceeds the national standards of health care excellence established by Accreditation Canada.
Accreditation is based on a three-year cycle and is one of the most effective measures that health care organizations can take to accurately assess their performance at a national level.
The accreditation process is voluntary. Organizations that choose to participate in this pursuit of excellence must complete a detailed self-assessment, provide evidence of compliance with the national standards, make a commitment to integrated quality management and continuous improvement and participate in an intensive peer review process.
Surveyors from Accreditation Canada visit St. Anne Centre to validate the organization’s compliance with the standards and their “roadmap” to quality.
Accreditation Canada provides a final report to the organization to give further guidance in their quest for quality improvement.
St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre successfully participated in the accreditation program since 2005.