SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health has been recognized by McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, as an outstanding provider of behavioral health and addiction services for teenage patients. McLean's 2017 report indicated that treatment at Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego led to marked improvements in teens' symptoms and functional impairments from admission to discharge.
Sovereign's Rancho San Diego facility is part of a national behavioral health system that provides treatment for teens who have trauma, mental health, substance use disorders, eating disorders, transgender issues and co-occurring conditions. McLean Hospital assessed Rancho San Diego's adolescent facility and other behavioral health organizations by analyzing data from the 24-item Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS-24), a leading behavioral health assessment tool, and three other validated measures of clinical change.
The BASIS-24 is grounded in the latest scientific methods of survey development and validation that is available in both Spanish and English. The survey is designed to identify a wide range of symptoms and functional deficits across the diagnostic spectrum.
In the surveys evaluated for the McLean report, teenagers, their parents and treating clinicians rated the degree of difficulty faced by the teens at admission and discharge. The BASIS-24 survey results showed marked improvement in symptoms and functioning at discharge. According to the parents/caregivers' ratings also, the teens on average had normal range scores on anxiety, depression and conduct problems at discharge; they had impaired range scores at admission.
"The use of validated tools allows Sovereign Health to determine how adolescents feel before and after they receive treatment, which allows Sovereign Health to enhance the clinical and overall effectiveness of treatment provided to teens at our Rancho San Diego facility," said Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS, an internationally renowned researcher and Chief Scientific Officer for Sovereign Health. "The report from McLean Hospital not only helps us to ensure that our standards of care are of the highest quality, it also helps us to make informed decisions about patient care and optimize our clinical programs on an ongoing basis."
The survey results can be used by mental health providers, researchers, purchasers of mental health services, accreditation agencies, and internal quality assurance departments to measure the change in consumer self-reported symptoms and functional impairments over their course of treatment. The data are used to improve an organization's clinical effectiveness and ensure the delivery of high-quality treatment, services and care to patients seeking mental health services.
Rancho San Diego's adolescent facility is licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD), part of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), and an accredited organization by The Joint Commission. "Sovereign Health's Rancho San Diego facility has been recognized by an extremely prestigious independent third party as one of the top adolescent facilities in the entire nation," said Seth Zajac, J.D., general counsel and board member at Sovereign Health. "This really showcases our hard work and commitment to providing accredited services, and you get an even greater appreciation for what Sovereign is doing as a national behavioral health system."
To see more about McLean's eBASIS results, visit McLean Hospital's Evaluation of Teens' Clinical Outcomes.
About Sovereign Health's Rancho San Diego facility
Rancho San Diego is dedicated to enhancing the safety and efficacy of care delivered to teens and provides high-quality treatment guided by measurement-based care. Importantly, Sovereign's adolescent facility helps alleviate the growing need for mental health treatment beds for teens in the state of California by helping teens overcome difficulties due to a behavioral health condition, including those stemming from trauma. Teens are provided with a safe community where they can receive thorough, comprehensive biopsychosocial and medical assessments upon admissions and individualized, evidence-based treatments such as neurofeedback, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), cognitive remediation and other psychotherapies, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), from a trauma-informed and gender-appropriate approach.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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