For the 10th consecutive time since 1986, Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) earned national reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA), announced MCH President and CEO Trey Oakley.
“MCH was evaluated on more than 800 standards which examined all areas of our operations, including governance, ethics, policies and procedures, financial practices, fundraising, programs and services, risk management, human resources, and more,” Oakley said, adding praise to the efforts of MCH staff across the organization who contributed to the reaccreditation process.
“This distinction is a testimony of the unwavering commitment of our employees and Board of Directors to the thousands of children, youth and families served across Texas and New Mexico,” he said. “Many employees spent time collecting evidence, taking surveys, participating in interviews and contributing in other ways during the COA self-study and site visit.”
Based in New York, COA is an independent nonprofit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral healthcare and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. COA accredits more than 2,000 private and public organizations worldwide. MCH has been successfully reaccredited by COA every four years since its first accreditation in 1986, Oakley noted.
According to COA, organizational accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best-practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.
According to Oakley, “This designation demonstrates to our supporters and partners that MCH is a worthy investment. We hold ourselves accountable to all we serve by creating a framework for quality improvement, following best practices and setting high performance standards we meet through our delivery of services each day.”