By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Eating Recovery Center (http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com
), a behavioral hospital providing comprehensive treatment and sustainable recovery for eating disorders, has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patients’ safety and quality care,” explains Andrew Braun, executive director of Eating Recovery Center. “We view obtaining the Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”
“Eating Recovery Center’s accreditation achievement is a demonstration of the organization’s leadership and staff commitment to excellence,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, the Joint Commission. “Joint Commission accreditation requires organization-wide dedication to providing safe, client-focused care, treatment, and services.”
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Eating Recovery Center in August 2009. The accreditation award recognizes Eating Recovery Center’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis. This award excludes skilled nursing and nursing home services.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, the Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.