July 18, 2017– Maryville has received national reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA). This accreditation is given to organizations which effectively manage resources and provide the best possible services to clients and all stakeholders.
The COA accreditation is an objective, independent and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The process reviews services for coordination, cultural competency, evidence-based and outcome-oriented practices, provided by a skilled and supported workforce.
In a letter informing Maryville of its reaccreditation, COA President and CEO Richard Klarberg said, “Let me say how significant this achievement is. It represents the fulfillment of countless hours of hard work and the dedication of many people–most notably your staff and the members of your board and/or leadership.”
To achieve COA accreditation, a formal evaluation process which took several months, Maryville provided comprehensive reports of compliance with COA standards. The reporting period was followed by a series of on-site interviews with peer reviewers.
COA accreditation means consumers and clients are receiving services that meet best practice standards; that these services are delivered by an appropriately trained staff; that the health and safety of the staff are protected, risk and liability minimized; sound organization and financial practices are in place; that policies are in place to support ethical practices and accountability.
“Congratulations to all Maryville staff members who contributed to this accreditation,” Sister Catherine M. Ryan, O.S.F., said. “It is an affirmation of the dedication and quality service our staff provides for the children and families who need us.”