Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch Achieves Highest Accreditation Rating Possible: Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
WINDSOR, ON – Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits health care and social services organizations in Canada and around the world. Its comprehensive accreditation programs foster ongoing quality improvement through evidence-based standards and a rigorous external peer review. Accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Accreditation Canada has been helping organizations improve health care quality and patient safety for more than 55 years.
CMHA-WECB was recently accredited as a result of a thorough assessment of its services by surveyors from Accreditation Canada. The survey team spent the week of May 8, evaluating it against some 654 national standards achieving an outstanding 100% compliance. As a result, CMHA-WECB was awarded the highest designation possible by Accreditation Canada – Accreditation with Exemplary Standing. CMHA-WECB met all criteria for all quality processes. Less than 30% of the health care organizations accredited receive this Exemplary Standing designation. A celebration event will be held in June 2023 to celebrate this achievement with staff, volunteers and supporters.
“We extend our deepest gratitude to Accreditation Canada for their rigorous evaluation and acknowledgement of our commitment to quality and safety. This accreditation affirms our steadfast dedication to continuous improvement, best practices, and person-centered care. We pledge to maintain these high standards as we embark on the next chapter of our journey.”
Barb Davis, Board Chair
“I am so proud of our CMHA-WECB team and this accomplishment. Our staff tirelessly work to support some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community and this recognition speaks to the quality of care that is being delivered. In spite of increased demand for our programs and services, this recognition highlights the ongoing commitment to providing exceptional services.”
Dr. Sonja Grbevski, CEO, CMHA-WECB
For further information contact:
Kim Willis, Director, Communications & Mental Health Promotion, CMHA-WECB
Cell: (226) 787-2245