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What’s New? –The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) is one of Canada’s foremost organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living with brain injuries. On occasion, BIST spotlights the dedication and commitment of one special volunteer. This quarter our very own Colleen Boyce was recognized for her dedication to serving clients with traumatic brain injury. Way to go Colleen! <click here for more>
March 2016: From the desk of Colleen Boyce, Executive Director
We cannot complain about this past winter ………… it felt as if it was the mildest in many years!!!! We are so excited about the prospect of spring / warmer weather and please be cognizant of changes in driving conditions and injury prevention as the weather hopefully improves.
The Ontario Rehab Alliance update: <click here for more>
Volunteer Of The Year 2013
Colleen Boyce was nominated for and is the recipient of the: BIST Vetter Volunteer of the Year Award, 2013. The nomination included: “Colleen is about as dedicated to a volunteer as you can get. <click here for more>
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NRIO selected in Top 10 Brain Injury Hospitals in Toronto and Ontario
The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO) was selected by Lerner’s to the top 10 brain injury rehabilitation hospitals in the Toronto and Ontario region. Click here to read the Lerner’s article.
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NRIO EXEMPLARY !!!
The Board of Directors, management and staff members of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO) is pleased to announce that the organization has achieved the highest level of performance, accreditation decision, Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, from Accreditation Canada an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care and accredits health organizations in Canada and around the world. NRIO participated in Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program which measures multiple dimensions of compliance in all aspects of the organization.
As part of accreditation, NRIO participated in a rigorous review process and demonstrated substantial conformance to the Accreditation Standards and Quality Road Maps. Two Accreditation Canada surveyors spent three days at NRIO and its different locations in September, where they reviewed policies, procedures, and compliance with the international standards and the Required Organization Practices (ROP’s) and met with clients, families, referral sources and community partners.
NRIO is proud to be one of the few private brain injury providers using accreditation to improve the quality and safety of the services it offers to its clients and its community. By pursuing and achieving accreditation, NRIO has demonstrated it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursing excellence.
The surveyors commented, “NRIO has excellent results and is clearly committed to look out for the best interests of the client with a very client focused approach that goes above and beyond.” They commended NRIO on its flexibility, communication, quality care programs, innovative ideas, strategic plan, multi-disciplinary approach, quality education and connecting with partners.
Colleen Boyce, Executive Director stated, “She is delighted with the outcome and the validation from Accreditation Canada. Colleen is most appreciative for the staff, clients and community partners who support and commit to quality and safety as a high priority.”
NRIO will provide all client related information in an accessible format, if feasible, as soon as practicable and upon request.