Peel's Three Long-Term Care Facilites Receive Certificate of Accreditation
(Brampton) - Regional Chair Emil Kolb was presented with a Certificate
of Accreditation from the Canadian Council on Health Care Accreditation
(CCHSA). The accreditation has been awarded to the Region's three long-term
care facilities - Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and the Vera M. Davis Centre.
Earlier this year, the Region's long-term care facilities were granted
a three-year accreditation by the CCHSA with no recommendations for improvement.
A three-year award is the highest achievement that can be granted by the
"This award recognizes the dedication and hard work of the accreditation
team members as well as the facilities' staff and many Regional employees.
Together they contributed over 2,500 hours to the accreditation process.
The Council's valuable feedback will be used to continue achieving excellence
in our care and service delivery," said Judy Heffern, Director of Long-Term
Care at the Region of Peel.
|Left to right: Inga Mazuryk, Administrator of Sheridan
Villa; Carolyn Clubine, Administrator of Peel Manor; Regional Chair
Emil Kolb; Wendy Beattie, Administrator of the Vera M. Davis Centre;
Commissioner of Health Peter Graham; Regional Councillors Katie Mahoney
and Rhoda Begley; Judy Heffern, Director of Long-Term Care at the Region
of Peel; and Chief Administrative Officer Roger Maloney.
In 1999, the Region's three long-term care facilities conducted an internal
self-assessment to prepare for their first Regional accreditation review.
Previously, each facility had been accredited separately. The self-assessment
involved residents and their families, staff members, volunteers, Regional
staff and community representatives. The CCHSA conducted an external assessment
in February 2001.
"All employees and volunteers involved in the accreditation process
should be proud of this award. Their commitment to the high quality of care
and service allowed them to achieve this high level of success and be known
as the leaders in the long-term care business," said Regional Chair
The accreditation process is considered to be one of the most effective
measures of an organization's performance.