Our absolute first priority is client safety and care, and the Joint Commission is our partner in achieving that goal.
Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
Once again, The Joint Commission has awarded Recovery First, Inc., a drug rehab and substance abuse treatment center, with it’s coveted Gold Seal of Approval. This accreditation was based on demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, and has been continuously given to Recovery First since 2003.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of our nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. They are the recognized leader in setting standards for the highest possible level of an organizations performance. The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of Recovery First, Inc. occurred in late December.
To gain accreditation, Recovery First, Inc. was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of behavioral health care services,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates Recovery First’s commitment to provide safe, high quality care.”
James F. Davis, CEO and founder, says that accreditation shows that "we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence. Our absolute first priority is client safety and care, and the Joint Commission is our partner in achieving that goal.”
He notes that accreditation is attainable only through cooperation and communication among staff members. "Everyone at Recovery First plays a vital role in working to meet these standards. It gives us a feeling of pride to work in an accredited organization," says Mr. Davis. "We also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission surveyor because they provide additional insights that we use to constantly improve our performance," he continued. “We have a culture of constant and never ending improvement, and it shows in our results.
For more information about Recovery First Inc. please visit their website at http://www.recoveryfirst.org or call 1-800-734-1592.