Brookhaven Retreat Meets with Consultant Dr. Lynn Swisher in October

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, met with consultant Dr. Swisher to assess the facility’s performance improvement standards.

On October 21 and 22, Brookhaven Retreat hosted an on-site visit by Dr. Swisher. This two-day visit allowed Dr. Swisher to meet with all of Brookhaven Retreat’s committees and provide additional administrative support.

As a member of Brookhaven Retreat’s professional consulting team, Dr. Swisher attends and oversees each of Brookhaven Retreat’s monthly performance improvement meetings. These committees create self-monitoring reports for their department that are thoroughly reviewed by Dr. Swisher in order to make system improvements and ensure Joint Commission Compliance standards.

In addition to the monthly performance improvement evaluations, Dr. Swisher monitors Brookhaven Retreat’s emergency code system and ensures that all new staff is properly trained.

During the October visit, Dr. Swisher met with the education committee to discuss future training seminars and certification courses that will be offered to current staff and made sure that all systems and departments were not only meeting, but also exceeding the standards required to support continued optimal care.

Brookhaven Retreat is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to women suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. In order to deliver the best care, Brookhaven Retreat is continuously improving and refining procedures, trainings and education efforts. Monthly evaluations and self-monitoring are critical in this process, and Brookhaven Retreat appreciates Dr. Swisher’s dedication to ensuring it maintain the utmost 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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