Top Consultant Dr. Swisher Visits Brookhaven Retreat in July for Quality Review

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Dr. C. Lynn Swisher, certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, visited Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, to assess all performance improvement standards during a visit July 28 and 29.

Brookhaven Retreat® LLC, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with emotional and mental health challenges, and/or substance abuse issues, welcomed Dr. C. Lynn Swisher, Ph.D., MBA, RN, NHA, CHCQM, FAIHQ for a two-day, monthly performance improvement evaluation on July 28-29, 2015.

Certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Dr. Swisher is an integral member of Brookhaven Retreat’s professional consulting team.

Brookhaven Retreat is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to women suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. In order to offer the safest environment for their recovery, Brookhaven Retreat works diligently to exceed every standard of care with monthly evaluations and self-monitoring, which are critical aspects of the process.

During her July visit, Dr. Swisher consulted with various committees to review possibilities for performance improvement, compliance and organizational management. She routinely meets with the following committees: Education, Client Care Monitoring, Information Management, Incident Reports, Life Safety, and Nursing, as well as the Performance Improvement Committee, which evaluates each department’s performance for the month.

As their consultant, Dr. Swisher reviews committee reports to make necessary adjustments and improvements to remain in compliance with the Joint Commission standards. Compliance is part of Brookhaven Retreat’s continuing effort to deliver the best residential treatment for women with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Clients have come to expect Brookhaven Retreat to lead the field in offering women the most reliable system for sustainable treatment and recovery.

Brookhaven Retreat’s founder, Jacqueline Dawes, considers the quality of their care a result of a skillfully constructed environment. “Dr. Swisher’s expertise and guidance are part of the fabric of our organization,” she says. “We rely on her understanding of what goes into maintaining the highest standards of care.”

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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