Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014
Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation after undergoing a rigorous on-site examination. A team of specially trained health care professionals evaluated Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center on more than 1,200 performance elements for compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art behavioral health care standards for health care quality, patient and resident safety. Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the gold standard in health care and facilities. The survey results noted that Castlewood at the Highlands exceeded elements of obtaining staff and client input in treatment services.
“Achieving this comprehensive accreditation demonstrates Castlewood at the Highlands’ commitment to helping people towards recovery and a bright, healthy future,” said Nicole Siegfried, Clinical Director at Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center. “This accreditation highlights our dedication and passion to provide the highest level of care to those we serve.”
The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.
About Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center
Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is located in Birmingham, AL. The treatment center specializes in client-based treatment for eating disorders and related conditions. In addition to the flexible IOP treatment, Castlewood at the Highlands offers partial hospitalization treatment and an intensive outpatient program. To learn more about Castlewood at the Highlands, visit http://thehighlandstc.com/.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.