PROUDLY ACCREDITED THROUGH ACCREDITATION CANADA
Wood’s Homes is committed to continually improving its mental health services for children, teens, young adults and families. That’s why we're strongly committed to the process of accreditation and the process of external review with Accreditation Canada – to learn what we’re doing well and where can make improvements.
External surveyors assess our services against national standards, which allows us to better focus our quality improvement efforts.
Everyone at Wood’s Homes is involved in accreditation – our 500+ staff, 100+ volunteers and 28 Board members. We are collectively committed to quality and client safety.
Wood’s Homes undergoes this rigorous process every four years and we look forward to our next accreditation June 2-6, 2019.
Accreditation helps improve quality and safety by shining a light on processes that work well, and those that need more attention. The result is reduced risk and higher quality care.
The accreditation journey begins with the organization assessing itself against Accreditation Canada standards.
Those standards examine Governance; Leadership; Risk Management; Infection Prevention and Control, and Medication Management Measures. And the quality of care in those areas are also assessed.
An organization uses a Self-Assessment Module and the standards, to identify areas that need work, and to plan quality improvement activities.
Accreditation demonstrates a commitment to quality, safety and accountability. The result is greater public confidence in the organization.
Wood’s Homes is proud to have twice received Exemplary Standing through Accreditation Canada and has also earned two Best Practice awards.
Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit, 100% Canadian organization that has been accrediting organizations for more than 55 years.