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Highest Standards for Addiction Treatment

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Footprints to Recovery is proud to announce that our Colorado, Illinois, and New Jersey-based treatment centers have earned the Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized performance standards.

What is the Joint Commission?

Established in 1969, the Joint Commission’s mission is to continuously improve health care for the public through careful evaluation of healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program’s stamp-of-approval is provided to roughly only 19.2 percent of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

The commission creates standards of performance that include important conditions of operation, including:

  • Adherence to Policy & Procedure Standards
  • Research-based Interventions
  • Person-centered Approach to Client Care
  • Cultural Competence with Special Populations
  • Medication Safety and Stabilization
  • Consumer Rights
  • Focus on Quality Improvement Activities

Why Accreditation Matters?

Organizations that have met Joint Commission standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best drug rehab facilities in the nation. Accrediting bodies standards exceed state licensing requirements, as well as include guidelines for ongoing improvement. 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.

What Does Joint Accreditation Mean for You?

The Joint Commission Accreditation displays to patients, loved ones and providers that Footprints to Recovery has a strong desire and commitment toward the provision of quality care, treatment and services. The gold sea of approval helps to assure you that you are receiving the best care available. With the demand for greater accountability for quality and cost increases, it is essential that quality distinctions are enforced.

“The Joint Commission accreditation speaks to Footprints to Recovery’s commitment to excellence,” says Hirsch Chinn, CEO of Footprints to Recovery. “Organizations that are awarded the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval are dedicated to continuous operational improvement and to provident patient care at the highest standards. We are proud to be recognized as one of the worlds premier addiction treatment facilities”.

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