The Ambrosia Treatment Centers Awarded Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission

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The Ambrosia Treatment Centers, a provider of dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment was awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for both its facilities, located in Port St Lucie on Florida's Treasure Coast, and Singer Island, in The Palm Beaches, signifying full accreditation by the Commission.

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO - The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, audits selected healthcare facilities for adherence to the high standard put forth by the commission. Those facilities that are able to meet the standards of the Joint Commissions Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for their field are awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Commission and become fully accredited. According to the Joint Commission's website, earning an accreditation proves that a facility is "continually working to provide the highest quality services".

The Ambrosia Treatment Centers, which consist of Ambrosia Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Port St Lucie, FL and Ambrosia of the Palm Beaches on Singer Island, FL each, took part in an exhaustive survey for a total of five days in September 2009. During this survey, a Joint Commission surveyor held interviews with both staff and patient, and scrutinized the charts and physical plant of the drug rehab center. The facilities were inspected to make sure that they met the commission's standards in nine key areas, which include the following:

Management of the Environment of Care

Management of Human Resources

Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Infection

Management of Information


Life Safety

Medication Management

National Patient Safety Goals

Provision of Care, Treatment and Services

Improving Organization Performance

Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities

If a facility is able to meet the goals of the commission in these nine areas, it not only does it show that they are performing at very high standards when it comes to patient safety and program quality, but also that they are committed to an atmosphere of constant improvement for the future.

The Ambrosia Treatment Centers are very proud of the fact that they have earned the Joint Commissions gold seal of approval in their first attempt at accreditation. "The staff at Ambrosia is second to none" says Jerry Haffey, CEO of The Ambrosia Treatment Centers "they are responsible for making our facility a success and enabling us to pass our accreditation survey, which proves that we are excelling in the field and will continue to do so far into the future".

As a leader in substance abuse treatment, The Ambrosia Treatment Centers are able to treat adult addicts and alcoholics, including those that are suffering from co-occurring mental health disorders also known as dual diagnosis. In addition to the individualized treatment planning received by every patient, those with special needs are able to receive complementary treatments, such as EMDR therapy, hypnotherapy, and nutritional consultation. It is because the Ambrosia Treatment Centers offer such a holistic, patient centered approach, and because they offer it with great care and skill, that they were accredited with The Gold Seal by the Joint Commission.

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