Overview of Louis Brier
The Louis Brier Home and Hospital voluntarily participated in accreditation because we believe that quality and safety matter to our residents and their families/significant others. We believe that improving the quality of our care is a continuous journey – a journey to which we are fully committed.
As part of the Qmentum program, the organization has undergone a rigorous evaluation process. Following a comprehensive self-assessment, external peer surveyors conducted an on-site survey during which they assessed the organization’s Leadership, Governance, Clinical programs and services against Accreditation Canada requirements for quality and safety. These requirements include national standards of excellence; required safety practices to reduce potential harm; and questionnaires to assess the work environment, resident safety culture, governance functioning and client experience. Results from all these components were considered in the accreditation decision.
The accreditation survey team spent 4 days at Louis Brier, and reviewed a total of 19 Required Organizational Practices (ROPs), 216 high priority criteria, and 295 other criteria for a total of 551 criteria. After a thorough review, the accreditation surveyors determined that Louis Brier successfully met 100% of the ROPs and 100% of the 551 criteria evaluated.
Accreditation Canada stated: “the organization is commended on its commitment to using Accreditation to improve the quality and safety of the services it offers to its residents and its community”.
“I am very proud of everyone at Louis Brier Home and Hospital,” said Dr. David Keselman, CEO. “Our staff worked and continue to work incredibly hard to make sure we meet the needs of our residents in every possible way, helping them and their loved ones maintain optimal health status, control, and dignity every day, every time. Receiving Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada is a real testament to the changing culture and focus at Louis Brier Home and Hospital. Accreditation Canada standards and requirements will continue to guide us into the future as we continue to evolve and continuously improve our practices and care delivery efforts”.
Dr. David Keselman also added “I will of course be remise if I do not mention the on-going support and generosity of the LBHH and WR and the Foundation Boards, without whom this journey may not have been as smooth or possible”.
Louis Brier Home and Hospital and Weinberg Residence has officially been awarded the 2020 Canadian Non-profit Employer of Choice Award.
The news was announced to al employees, residents and families on March 18, 2021, through a Special Announcement Presentation at LBHH and WR and streaming live via zoom.
“It really is each and every one of us – employees, companions, physicians, foundation, board members, residents and families that make Louis Brier Home and Hospital and Weinberg Residence the workplace it is today.” said Loren Tisdelle, Director, Human Resources at LBHH and WR. “This accomplishment is especially remarkable considering the unprecedented events of 2019 and 2020. Despite adversity and challenges of Covid-19, especially in our healthcare sector, we remained focused and resilient and continued to work on creating an Employer of Choice workplace. There is something truly special about working at Louis Brier Home and Hospital and Weinberg Residence.”
“We’re very excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Non-profit Employer of Choice™ award.” said Jeff Doran, president of CCEOC Inc. “2020 was an extremely difficult year. But even with all the challenges caused by the pandemic, these organizations took the time to assess their operations and recognize their employees for all their hard work and sacrifice. My hat is off to all of these amazing non-profits!” Doran says, “All winning non-profits showed strong leadership qualities, particularly in the areas of reputation, management/employee relations and personal enjoyment. These organizations can now promote their employer of choice brand and put together workable action plans to help make their organizations even better places to work.”
The full press CCEOC Inc. release can be found here
We are thrilled and humbled to share that Louis Brier Home and Hospital has been awarded one of the top three prizes for “Best Seniors Residence” in Vancouver for 2021. The annual Stars of Vancouver Reader’s Choice Awards is all about recognizing and honoring the best in business, service, entertainment and city offerings as voted by its readers. It is a great surprise, and an amazing accomplishment to receive this award, especially just having been awarded the Canadian Non-profit Employer of Choice Award (NEOC) .
Although our lives have changed over the past year, when times are tough it is important to show the positives around us. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and congratulate all of this year’s winners. We know it is no small achievement especially with everything that has happened in the past year with the Covid-19 pandemic and all the change and disruption it has brought to our lives. Many businesses and facilities have struggled and so we are especially thankful to all of you for your confidence in our abilities and commitment to caring for your loved ones.
You can find an online copy of the Stars of Vancouver Newspaper Edition here