The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.
The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada have gone beyond the requirements of the Qmentum accreditation program and we are commended by Accreditation Canada for promoting a culture that lives its mission, vision and values.
“The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada continue to be an innovative provider of care that is focused on excellence and engaged in building collaborative relationships to support quality and safety and manage risk.”
As part of the Accreditation Canada Qmentum process, our organization underwent a rigorous evaluation which included an assessment of our leadership, governance, clinical programs and services against national standards and requirements for quality and safety. Specifically, we were assessed for six Standard Sets: Governance, Leadership, Residential Homes, Infection Prevention and Control, Medication Management and Long Term Care. Overall, the organization did very well achieving 99% (594 / 600 met criteria) of total criteria met within the standard sets. Of particular note, the Medication Management, Infection Prevention and Control, and Governance standard Sets were 100% met.
The surveyor team spoke highly about the organization and the overall leadership and direction of the organization. In particular our responsiveness to strategic planning and to embrace the need to change and to respond to community needs and expectations. Furthermore, it was apparent to the surveyors that the board, leadership team and staff demonstrate a commitment to promoting a resident-and-family-centred approach throughout the organization.
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As a charity, The Good Samaritan Society raises funds to provide loving care and quality service to honour the diverse population we serve. Donations to our charity allow us to enhance the programs and services we offer to more than 6000 people.Donate Today