Sierra Tucson Awarded JCAHO Accreditation Renewal

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Sierra Tucson, a world-renowned premier treatment center and psychiatric hospital, announces their Accreditation renewal by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

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This renewal validates Sierra Tucson's ongoing quality of behavioral health services to its patients and to those professionals who put their trust in our programs and services when referring clients to our facility.

Every three years Sierra Tucson is reviewed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for the purpose of renewing their accreditation. Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center and psychiatric hospital, is happy to announce the award of their JCAHO accreditation for another three-year period, confirming their commitment to compassionate care and clinical excellence.

JCAHO was founded in 1951 with the purpose and dedication to continuously improve the safety and quality of healthcare systems in the United States. The survey and accreditation process involves in-depth on-site review of specific systems, procedures, performance, and outcomes to ensure continuous adherence to standards and excellent quality of care. Candace Clausen, Sierra Tucson's Director of Compliance/Accreditation, states, "This renewal validates Sierra Tucson's ongoing quality of behavioral health services to its patients and to those professionals who put their trust in our programs and services when referring clients to our facility."

Founded in 1983, Sierra Tucson celebrates 25 years of helping people rebuild their lives and is internationally respected as a leader in the treatment of coexisting disorders. Sierra Tucson is dually licensed as a Special Hospital and a Level 1 Psychiatric Acute Hospital and offers specialized treatment programs for Alcohol and Chemical Dependency, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Compulsivity, Trauma Recovery, Pain Management, Advanced Recovery Skills, and Complex Assessment and Diagnosis.

Internationally renowned as a pioneer in innovative treatment, Sierra Tucson continues to develop progressive treatment programs and therapies. Sierra Tucson's Pain Management Program is the first program in the United States to obtain the Addiction-Free Pain Management® (APM) Center of Excellence designation. The Progressions Program was recently developed to help patients acquire advanced recovery skills to more fully prepare for the next level of recovery.

"Sierra Tucson's staff are truly experienced professionals who give our patients their expertise and passion for recovery every day," comments Shari Corbitt, Ph.D., Sierra Tucson's Clinical Director. "I am incredibly proud to work with such a fine multidisciplinary team and to see our patients respond to their healing work."

As a member of CRC Health Group, Sierra Tucson is happy to be part of a corporation that provides excellence in quality care nationwide and internationally.

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Candace Clausen, M.B.A., CADAC, ICADC

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