KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) August 14, 2019
Shelterwood 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 is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Shelterwood underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review May 22nd-24th. During the visit, the Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with Behavioral Health Care standards spanning several areas including care & treatment services, trauma-informed care, emergency management, facilities and resident safety.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive of the Joint Commission. “We commend Shelterwood for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“The Joint Commission accreditation ensures the best treatment, quality of care and safety for the people we serve—our teens, and their families” says Rujon Morrison, Shelterwood Executive Director.
Shelterwood’s unique combination of relational living, research-based therapy, and faith-based service was embraced by the Joint Commission during the accreditation process. “Our residential treatment center will continue its mission of guiding teens to long-lasting heart-change, now with the Joint Commission’s added assurance of quality.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website at https://www.jointcommission.org/
Shelterwood is a faith-based residential treatment agency for at-risk teens. Shelterwood combines research-based therapies with accredited education and mentoring to help young people reclaim their value and purpose.