Great Oaks Recovery Center Awarded Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

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Texas addictions treatment program receives accreditation

Great Oaks Recovery Center (Great Oaks) today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

“This accreditation is very important to our organization, as every day we strive to provide the best quality of care to our clients,” said Jill Shrader, Vice President of Quality and Compliance for Summit Behavioral Healthcare (Summit), parent company to Great Oaks. “The entire team of Great Oaks continues to work together on initiatives, program development and outcome informed strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community," continued Shrader. Great Oaks underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2014. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; medication management and leadership; and procedures for safety and security were evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program currently accredits more than 2,100 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Great Oaks Recovery Center for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, laboratory and nursing home services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) provides consulting services, educational services and publications. Joint Commission International, a division of JCR, accredits and certifies international health care organizations. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.

About Summit -- Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and founded in June of 2013, Summit was established to develop and operate a network of leading addiction treatment and behavioral health centers throughout the country. The company’s sole focus is on the provision and management of specialty chemical dependency and addiction disorder services within a flexible and dynamic continuum of care. The leadership team at Summit is comprised of senior executives with decades of combined experience in the behavioral healthcare industry. The team has a long and successful history leading and managing world class behavioral health centers and organizations throughout the country.

About Great Oaks Recovery Center — Located outside of Houston, TX, Great Oaks is an addictions treatment program opened in the winter of 2014. It is considered the flagship of Summit Behavioral Healthcare, providing an affordable inpatient program in a serene, discreet and luxurious setting. The program is a dual diagnosis program which uses a multitude of modalities including by not limited to the 12 steps. At Great Oaks Recovery Center, the treatment plan is individualized, client focused and uses evidenced-based outcome data to continue to improve the care and recovery of every client that enters the program.

For additional information on Great Oaks Recovery Center or Summit Behavioral Healthcare, please contact Christina Hawkins at chawkins(at)summitbhc(dot)com.

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Christina Hawkins, Vice President of Strategic Development and Public Relations, Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC. chawkins(at)summitbhc(dot)com
Source: Summit Behavioral Healthcare, LLC and Joint Commission

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