Elijah's House Treatment Center, based in Pasadena, California, today announced that it 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 of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care and is considered one of the highest accreditations in the industry.
Elijah's House underwent a rigorous on-site survey in September of 2018. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment and services such as environment of care, leadership and screening procedures, were evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted with staff and clients.
Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program currently accredits more than 21,000 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability and/or child-welfare related needs.
“Elijah's House Treatment Center is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Shafter McCoy, CEO of Elijah’s House.
The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
“Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community and across the nation,” added Tamika Damond, Ph.D., chief clinical officer for Elijah's House.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
Elijah's House is a professional treatment center specializing in treating alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders. They offer all levels of care, including, sub-acute medically supported detox, residential treatment, PHP and IOP (intensive outpatient treatment). Their professional staff provides a highly effective, customized and compassionate treatment program.
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