“Continuum Care Services Inc.'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.”
CONTINUUM CARE SERVICES, INC.
AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Continuum Care Services, Inc. has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission's on-site survey of Continuum Care Services, Inc. occurred in March.
"In becoming accredited, Continuum Care Services, Inc. was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of behavioral health care services," says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. "Achieving accreditation demonstrates Continuum Care Services, Inc.'s commitment to provide high and safe quality care."
Daniel Morman, CEO says that accreditation shows that "we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence."
He notes that accreditation is attainable only through cooperation and communication among staff members. "Everyone at Continuum Care Services, Inc. plays a vital role in working to meet the standards. It gives them a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization," says Mr. Morman. "They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission team."
The Joint Commission is a resource.
Do you have a patient safety event or concern about Continuum Care Services?
How do you file a concern?
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
What information do you need to include?
- The name and address of the organization.
- Tell The Joint Commission about your concern in one or two pages.
- Provide your name, address or e-mail address if you would like follow-up information sent to you.
What happens to your incident?
- The Joint Commission will check for other patient safety events about the organization.
- Joint Commission may write to the organization about your concern.
- Sometimes, Joint Commission will visit the organization to see if there is a problem in meeting the requirements that deal with your concern.
- Joint Commission will not share your name with the organization unless you say it is OK
What can you do about concerns that The Joint Commission cannot help with?
- You may want to talk to the organization about your concern.
- Your state’s department of health may be able to help.