CONTINUUM CARE SERVICES, INC. ACHIEVES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE
ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
Continuum Care Services today announced 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.
Continuum Care Services underwent a rigorous onsite survey on January 8-10, 2019. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.
Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 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.
“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 Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Continuum Care Services for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“Continuum Care Services is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Mr. Morman, CEO. “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.”
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.
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 more than 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.
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Do you have a patient safety event or concern about Continuum Care Services?
How do you file a concern?
Mail: Office of Quality and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
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The name and address of the organization.
Tell The Joint Commission about your concern in one or two pages.
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What happens to your incident?
he 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.
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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.