Grandview Kids has been accredited with Exemplary Standing for the third time
Oshawa, ON – Grandview Kids upholds a solid commitment to providing high-quality, safe and effective care to children and youth with disabilities in the Durham Region. Every three years, Grandview Kids undergoes a fulsome review of quality, safety and people-centred care to assess compliance with national standards as set by Accreditation Canada.
Accreditation Canada works globally with more than 1,100 health, social and community service organizations to advance quality and safety. Grandview Kids participates in the Accreditation Canada Qmentum Program, including a comprehensive self-assessment and on-site surveys. Peer Surveyors assessed the organization’s governance, infection prevention and control measures, leadership, medical management, and service excellence in accordance with national standards. The outcome resulted in Grandview Kids being awarded an Exemplary Standing – for the third accreditation in a row over the past ten years!
Accreditors recognized and commented on Grandview’s rigorous financial reporting, excellence in quality management, and the strength of Team Grandview members. It was evident to surveyors the expert-level knowledge and interest to advance clinical practice by clinicians and medical staff. Interviewed community partners recognized Grandview Kids as a “North Star,” providing guidance and leadership within the sector. And families shared with surveyors that Grandview has “outstanding staff and services.” The outcome was no surprise for Chief Executive Officer, Lorraine-Sunstrum-Mann:
“Across all roles in the organization, the team at Grandview dedicate themselves to delivering the very best care to the clients and families we serve. Additionally, they commit to enhancing the professional work environment for each other as a learning environment associated with quality care. Four words have guided our recent projects: Hope, Discovery, Belonging and Celebration. The Accreditation experience underscored how these words come to life every day at Grandview Kids.”Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, Grandview Kids CEO
Team Grandview has grown significantly in the past three years, with more than 300 full-time equivalent positions leading to a 111 percent increase in staffing in the past few years. As the organization grows, the Accreditation Canada surveyors encouraged leaders to maintain the motivation to provide the highest quality of care while managing such significant transformational changes.
Many new projects, initiatives and a new building are on the horizon for Grandview Kids. It’s an exciting time to celebrate the tremendous work of Team Grandview while looking to carry our Exemplary Standing to our new headquarters in Ajax and our ongoing satellite locations in Port Perry. Bowmanville, Oshawa and WhitbyLorraine Sunstrum-Mann, Grandview Kids CEO
Click here to read the executive summary of the Grandview Kids Accreditation Report.
About Grandview Kids
Grandview Kids – founded in 1953 – is an independently operated, not-for-profit Children’s Treatment Centre in Durham Region. A Centre of Excellence for paediatric assessment, care and rehabilitation, Grandview Kids provides specialized programs, medical services, and outpatient clinical treatment and support to thousands of children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs, as well as support for parents and caregivers. Its mission is to help every child and youth live life to their full potential.
For more information about Grandview Kids, visit: http://grandviewkids.ca/.
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