Northeast Delta Human Services Authority Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

NE Delta HSA, which directs the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders, receives highest CARF designation.

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"We are thrilled to have such a rigorous external review affirm that our services are robust and meet CARF’s high, national standards," said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director, Northeast Delta Human Services Authoirty.

Monroe, LA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

CARF International announced that Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NE Delta HSA) has been accredited for a period of three years, its longest-running accreditation, for the following programs:

1.    Intensive Outpatient Program for Alcohol and Other Drugs (Adults)
2.    Outpatient Program for Alcohol and Other Drugs (Adults)
3.    Outpatient Program for Mental Health (Adults)
4.    Outpatient Program for Alcohol and Other Drugs (Children/Adolescents)
5.    Outpatient Program for Mental Health (Children/Adolescents)

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

"We are thrilled to have such a rigorous external review, conducted by surveyors who know our business well, affirm that our services are robust and meet CARF’s high, national standards," said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director of NE Delta HSA.

“This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to keep the NE Delta HSA Mission and Vision in action, by serving as a catalyst for individuals with mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders to realize their full human potential by offering access to quality, competent care delivered with excellent customer service.”

“Earning this accreditation demonstrates the level of innovation and creativity our board was hoping Dr. Sizer would bring to NE Delta HSA as the new executive director,” said Alisa Lear, NE Delta HSA Board Chair. “This CARF designation brings even more credibility to the organization, and ensures that the services offered to our citizens meet high standards.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

About Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA)
Northeast Delta HSA directs the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders. Northeast Delta HSA is devoted to deliver programs and services that encourage people to reach their true human potential. Three tenets guide our efforts: excellent customer service, greater access to services and competent, quality care. Northeast Delta HSA serves citizens in 12 parishes of northeastern Louisiana: Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Lincoln, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union. For more information, please call 318-362-3270.

Media Contact:
Jill Hirsekorn
Northeast Delta HSA
Public Information Director
2513 Ferrand Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone 318-362-5482
jill.hirsekorn(at)la(dot)gov