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For Immediate Release:
December 2, 2004

Region of Peel Long Term Care Receives Accreditation

( Brampton ) – Region of Peel Long Term Care has received a three-year Accreditation from the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA). After a week-long evaluation by the Accreditation surveyors, the organization received no recommendations related to resident safety. All five Region of Peel Long Term Care Centres – Davis Centre, Malton Village, Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines – participated jointly in the Accreditation process and have been granted the prestigious award.

We are accredited! Back row (l – r): Dr. Harry Earle, Medical Director for Peel Manor and Tall Pines; Inga Mazuryk, Administrator of Sheridan Villa; Dr. Peter Bolland, Medical Director for Sheridan Villa; Linda Instance, Administrator of Peel Manor; front row (l – r): Barb Swail, Acting Administrator of the Davis Centre; Regional Councillors Katie Mahoney and Maja Prentice; Dr. Joe Niedoba, Medical Director for the Davis Centre and Malton Village; Carolyn Clubine, Administrator of Tall Pines; Janette Smith, Director of Long Term Care; and Regional Councillor Annette Groves.

“This award speaks to the high quality of care and services offered to the residents and Adult Day Program clients at our long-term care centres. It recognizes the dedication and hard work of long-term care staff and acknowledges Region of Peel Long Term Care as a leader in the field. Everyone involved with Accreditation should be proud of this achievement,” said Acting Chair Maja Prentice who was presented with the Certificate of Accreditation from CCHSA.

Accreditation is a comprehensive evaluation completed by organizations every three years. The Accreditation process includes two phases of review: an internal self-assessment and an external evaluation by qualified CCHSA surveyors. During the review several areas were evaluated and measured against a set of national standards of quality, including client care, service delivery and organizational excellence. The self-assessment was completed in collaboration with many stakeholders, including residents and their families, volunteers, long-term care and Regional staff, and community representatives. The on-site assessment at each long-term care centre was conducted by CCHSA in September 2004.

“Accreditation is the symbol of quality service for the long-term care sector. By participating in Accreditation we show our residents and families we understand that there is always room for improvement and that we are willing to identify those opportunities and make changes,” said Director of Long Term Care Janette Smith. “I congratulate all long-term care staff and everyone who was involved with the Accreditation process for their hard work and dedication.”

Region of Peel Long Term Care Centres have a long standing commitment to the Accreditation process, with the first award granted by CCHSA in 1989.

The Region of Peel has a tradition of caring for the older adults of our community for more than 100 years. We operate five long-term care centres – Davis Centre, Malton Village , Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines. At our centres, residents experience a rich quality of life through personalized care, stimulating activities and an ongoing connection with the diverse communities in Peel.

All of our centres operate in accordance and compliance with the relevant legislation of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the policies of the Region of Peel.

For more information about Region of Peel Long Term Care, please call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700.
Janette Smith
Director, Long Term Care
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 2647

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9 Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail



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