New Release May 2011: Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre Recognized by Accreditation Canada

May 2011

WATERVILLE,  NS  —  Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre has been granted full accreditation by Accreditation Canada and has received recognition for a Leading Practice in the health care field.

CEO Betty Mattson recently learned of the decision in a letter from the Chair of the Accreditation Decision Committee. “This is truly a milestone to be celebrated,” wrote Suzanne Larocque. “We congratulate you and your team for your commitment to providing safe, high quality health services.”

KRRC met all Required Organizational Practices and 98.6% of all Accreditation Canada standards. “I’m thrilled with the results,” said Mattson. “The staff is so committed in the work they do and it shows with these results.”

The centre’s Choking Prevention Strategy was also selected as a leading practice and will be published in the Accreditation Leading Practices Guide for Canada.

Between April 10-13th, two Accreditation Canada surveyors visited KRRC for an intensive on-site survey. They met with managers and front-line staff as well as Board members and community partners. The surveyors talked with clients, toured the facility and reviewed in-depth documentation and reports.

KRRC voluntarily undergoes the Accreditation process every three years. “We believe peer review is an important part of our quality and safety initiative,” noted Mattson, “and another way to help us deliver the best care and support to clients.”

Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre has been serving the community since 1962 and provides a supportive living, learning and working environment for over 200 youth and adults with physical, cognitive and mental health challenges.