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
(PRWEB) May 19, 2015
The Gardens at Lake Worth announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating its continuous compliance with the Joint Commission’s highest performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® recognizes an organization’s quality and reflects the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care to the community it serves.
The Gardens at Lake Worth underwent the Joint Commission's rigorous on-site survey in April 2015. Among other things, the Joint Commission performed a detailed review of The Garden’s compliance with its standards in the delivery of behavioral health care, treatment, and services to clients; client care planning; facility leadership; and, screening procedures for early detection of factors that could impact client safety.
“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 of the Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. “We commend The Gardens at Lake Worth for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves,” she added.
“The Gardens at Lake Worth is pleased to have been awarded Gold Seal Accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Terry Cronin, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community,” he added.
The Joint Commission's accreditation is nationally recognized as the symbol of quality reflecting an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest performance standards. The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, and quality improvement measurement experts. The standards help organizations measure, assess, and improve quality, safety, and performance.
Originally founded in 1951 as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (“JCAHO”), the The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public 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 nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. More about The Joint Commission is available at http://www.jointcommission.org.