PsychBC Earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation

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PsychBC Earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, PsychBC has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve."

PsychBC has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality. The accreditation award recognizes PsychBC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

PsychBC underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated PsychBC for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and families, including leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, PsychBC has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve," says Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. "Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend PsychBC for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

"With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence," says Donald Sykes, Managing Director.

"Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."

The Joint Commission's behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.

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 evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 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.