PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Health and Education continues to be recognized for its commitment to excellence as a leader in the treatment of substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. The organization recently earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care at our Philadelphia treatment center. The Gold Seal of Approval recognizes Advanced Health's quality of care and operations, and reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective care to our clients.
Advanced Health underwent the Joint Commission's rigorous on-site survey in October 2015. The Joint Commission performed a detailed review of the company's compliance with its standards in the delivery of behavioral health care, treatment, and services to clients; client care planning; facility leadership; and screening procedures for early detection of factors that could impact client safety. There was also an assessment of Advanced Health's human resources operations.
"Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families," said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, Executive Director of the Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation division. "We commend Advanced Health and Education for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves."
"The Joint Commission's recognition of our commitment to excellence is an honor," said Advanced Health CEO Arel Meister-Aldama. "It's rewarding to be recognized for our continuing efforts to adhere to the highest possible standards of client care and facility operations. Recognition by the Joint Commission shows that we are in a class of exceptional behavioral health care companies. We appreciate the opportunity the Joint Commission has given us to prove ourselves. The hard work of the exceptional team we have assembled at Advanced Health has made this recognition possible."
About the Joint Commission
The Joint Commission's accreditation is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality and reflects an organization's commitment to meeting the highest performance standards. The Joint Commission's behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, and quality improvement measurement experts. The standards help organizations measure, assess, and improve their quality, safety, and performance.
Originally founded in 1951 as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ("JCAHO"), the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public 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. The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization, and is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. http://www.JointCommission.org.
About Advanced Health and Education - Pennsylvania
Located in Philadelphia, PA, Advanced Health and Education provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to adult men and women suffering from substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our expert clinicians and support staff are committed to helping our clients overcome addiction and live the lives they deserve. At our state-of-the-art facility, clients have access to a full range of traditional 12-step based therapies, evidence-based treatment, and alternative therapies, including chiropractic services, acupuncture, and yoga. Integrating physical and mental health is essential to the recovery process. We strive to help clients heal on all levels.
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