Value of Accreditation

Value of Accreditation

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Who benefits from accreditation?

  • Leadership: Accreditation adds credibility for quality improvement, supports changes to policies and procedures, minimizes risk and helps provide more consistency of services
  • Staff: Accreditation engages staff in continuous quality improvement, improves safety, and streamlines onboarding through access to clear policies and procedures
  • Clients & Families: A good accreditation program fosters respectful, compassionate, culturally appropriate, and competent care that is responsive to the needs, values, beliefs, and preferences of clients and their family members.
  • Payers, funders and government: Accreditation shows accountability and a commitment to the continual process of quality improvement
  • Suppliers and partners: Accreditation adds to the credibility and visibility of your organization

Accreditation leads to better communication, better team work, more improvement organization-wide and throughout the community.

Marg Cox | Deputy Chief Ambulance | Pincher Creek Emergency Services

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How does accreditation benefit your organization?

  • Improves patient safety
  • Prioritizes quality improvement activities
  • Helps you meet or exceed ministry regulation and licensing requirements
  • Shows your commitment to a safe, resident-focused environment
  • Differentiates your services from those of your competitors
  • Measures the success of your quality and safety programs
  • Promotes staff engagement and communication across the organization
  • Creates a culture of quality and safety
  • Decreases risks and associated liability costs
  • Can support meeting funding requirements

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