Lindner Center of HOPE today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Opioid Treatment 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.
Lindner Center of HOPE, specifically in its Outpatient Addictions Program, HOPE Center North (4483 State Route 42, Mason), underwent a rigorous onsite survey on May 19 and 20, 2016. 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 Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend (name of organization) for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Opioid Treatment Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE. “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. We believe this sets us apart in our approach in the fight against heroin and other opioids.”
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.
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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 nearly 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.
Lindner Center of HOPE offers comprehensive outpatient services for the treatment of substance use disorders at its HOPE Center North location, 4483 State Route 42, Mason. Included in these services are outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). MAT is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that when treating substance use disorders, a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is most successful.