What Is Joint Commission Accreditation for Drug Rehabs?
Having received accreditation from The Joint Commission (Joint Commission), Restore Health and Wellness Center can proudly display the Gold Seal of Approval on its website, advertising, and correspondence. Just what is Joint Commission? The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., certifies health care organizations nationwide based on an evaluation of safety and effectiveness of care provided. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval means the health care providers bearing the seal meet the highest standards of services in terms of quality and value.
In order to obtain Joint Commission accreditation, Restore Health and Wellness Center went through an evaluation process, including an on-site survey to assure its compliance with person-centered health care and safety. Prior to the accreditation survey, our facility conducted an internal evaluation to assure that our policies and procedures met Joint Commission standards. The accreditation is good for three years, at which time an organization can re-evaluate and keep abreast of the most current expectations in the behavioral healthcare industry.
Joint Commission accreditation makes a difference because it is an outside, independent assessment of the quality and safety of our treatment. Additionally, it compares our facility with others on a national level, thus assuring our clients that they are receiving the best care in the country. Because The Joint Commission is a respected and recognized organization, it Gold Seal of Approval provides instant recognition for Restore Health and Wellness Center as a health care provider that pays consistent attention to maintaining rigorous standards. Accreditation by The Joint Commission also provides a vehicle for our management to use databased information to measure our performance. A team of healthcare professionals, employers, government agencies, educators, and consumers establishes the Joint Commission’s standards. Accreditation by Joint Commission is what provides assurance to our clients and their families that they will receive top-notch treatment and services. They will be in a safe environment with highly trained professional staff members who are committed to successful recovery.
Treatment centers that have JHACO accreditation can be trusted to provide an excellent spectrum of addiction treatment services. Finding a drug rehab that you can trust is the first step to beginning your journey to recovery. Joint Commission accreditation does not guarantee quality care, but it’s safe to say that it ensures a better level of care compared to facilities without JHACO oversight. At Restore Health and Wellness, we understand the importance of having a patient first approach and we use evidence-based treatment approaches to address the underlying causes of most addictions.