People in need of rehab have many choices. Unfortunately, not of all of them can deliver truly effective results if they haven’t implemented evidence-based methods. Accreditation by the Joint Commission is essentially a seal of approval that gives you much greater peace of mind when considering our facility for your addiction treatment needs.
What is the Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit group that accredits and/or certifies approximately 21,000 health care programs and organizations across the country. Joint Commission accreditation is acknowledged throughout the United States as a sign of excellence that recognizes an organization’s ability to adhere to certain performance standards.
The Joint Commission’s mission is to continuously improve health care for the public through careful evaluation of healthcare organizations. Their objective is to inspire facilities to provide the safest and most effective care that reflects the highest quality.
The commission creates standards of performance that encompass important aspects of operation, including:
- Patient care
- Medication safety
- Consumer rights
What Does Joint Accreditation Mean For You?
When you come to Waters Edge Recovery, you will know that we must work every day to maintain our accreditation. That means you encounter a facility that must perform at a higher level than a treatment facility with no accreditation.
You trust us to make you well again, and it’s our job to do our very best for you. Joint Commission Accreditation helps to assure you that you are receiving the best care available.
Who Can Get Joint Commission Accreditation?
Joint Commission accreditation may be achieved by many different types of healthcare organizations, such as:
- Doctor’s offices
- Behavioral health treatment facilities (which includes Waters Edge Recovery)
- Office-based surgery centers
- Nursing homes
- Providers of home care services
In order to maintain our Joint Commission accredited status, Waters Edge Recovery must be ready for an onsite evaluation completed by a Joint Commission survey group at least once every three years.
Individually designed for organizations, Joint Commission surveys are intended to guide and evaluate our performance in terms of patient safety, treatment and quality of care. The Joint Commission’s standards constitute a comprehensive development process, including:
- Talks with advisors
- Creation of draft standards
- Reviews by third-party experts
Only after all of these processes had taken place could our application be approved by the group’s board of commissioners. The Joint Commission’s standards are uncompromising and set expectations for organization performance that are: