“We are extremely honored to receive this accreditation from The Joint Commission. We believe it sets the standard for treatment centers, ultimately providing a higher standard of care for our clients,” added Tyler Gorman, President, Waters Edge Recovery,
Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) November 20, 2015
Waters Edge Recovery 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.
Waters Edge Recovery underwent a rigorous on-site survey in May 2015. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.
“We are extremely honored to receive this accreditation from The Joint Commission. We believe it sets the standard for treatment centers, ultimately providing a higher standard of care for our clients,” added Tyler Gorman, Founder and President of Waters Edge Recovery. “By achieving this accreditation, we are operating within a framework to better meet the needs of the growing population of those seeking treatment and to further our mission of hope and healing for those suffering from addiction.”
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 Waters Edge Recovery for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“I’m so proud of our entire team, our clinicians and support staff are unwavering in their efforts to continuously strive to provide the best quality of care for our clients, adds Gorman.”
The Joint Commission’s accreditation is nationally recognized as the symbol of quality and reflects 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, 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.
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. 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. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.
About Waters Edge Recovery
Founded in 2012, Waters Edge Recovery is a leading substance abuse treatment center located in Stuart, FL. The center offers a full continuum of care, serving adults 18-40; Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), intervention, family care & guidance as well as sober living and integrative aftercare & case management. Nestled alongside the St. Lucie River, Waters Edge promotes a holistic approach to recovery, incorporating nutritional counseling, exercise, art and music therapy, meditation and recreational activities. For more information visit http://www.watersedgerecovery.com or by calling the 24/7 information & admission line at 855-782-1009.