PANO Accreditation

Standard of Excellence

The Maternal and Child Health Consortium earns the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Seal of Excellence.

Excellence in Openness, Accountability, and Efficiency

On October 4, 2018, the Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) was presented with the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing the Standards for Excellence re-accreditation program. This accomplishment signals compliance with PANO’s Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

Standards for Excellence-accredited organizations have demonstrated excellence in openness, accountability, and efficient management and governing board practices.  MCHC’s programs and services, management, operations, Board functions, fundraising, and financial practices were examined in depth before the re-accreditation was awarded. Milena Lanz, MCHC’s Executive Director, remarked, Submitting to the analysis required for re-accreditation under the Standards for Excellence wasn’t easy, but this process allowed us to improve the strong foundation to continue achieving our mission. It is taking MCHC to a different level showing that we have taken every step to ensure we’re serving the community and operating in an ethical and responsible manner and we’re extremely proud to have earned this recognition for the second time. Our work on behalf of families in Chester County and its suburbs exemplifies both our commitment to improving the health of women, children and their families and to meeting the highest standards of ethical practice.” Ensuring Families Start Healthy, Stay Healthy and Succeed in School.

According to Patricia Mogan, Director of PANO, “Organizations which are successful in the accreditation program should be commended for their commitment to excellence and integrity.  With every new organization that meets the Standards, we move one step closer to the day when the public will feel confident that its nonprofit organizations are acting ethically and are accountable in their program operations, governance, human resources, financial management, and fundraising practices.”