Our treatment centers uphold the highest standard of patient care and are accredited by the Joint Commission to ensure we comply with all regulations and guidelines.
What is JCAHO?
JCAHO stands for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. JCAHO was founded in 1951 and works daily to improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel. The Joint Commission enterprise is a global driver of quality improvement and patient safety in health care. Through leading practices, unmatched knowledge and expertise, and rigorous standards, they help organizations across the continuum of care lead the way to zero harm.
The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) offers educational services, publications, and software to complement your accreditation experience. Joint Commission International, a division of JCR, accredits and certifies international health care organizations.
What is a JCAHO Accredited Treatment Center?
JCAHO accreditation or certification is not mandatory. Health care organizations, programs, and services voluntarily pursue accreditation and certification. A JCAHO accredited facility must comply with the accreditation surveys to become and remain certified. Accreditation surveys is when Joint Commission surveyors visit accredited health care organizations a minimum of once every 36 months to evaluate standards compliance. This visit is called a survey. All regular Joint Commission accreditation surveys are unannounced. Joint Commission surveyors are highly trained experts who are doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, laboratory medical technologists, and other health care professionals.
During the survey, surveyors select patients randomly and use their medical records as a roadmap to evaluate standards compliance. As surveyors trace a patient’s experience in a health care organization, they talk to the doctors, nurses, and other staff who interacted with the patient. Throughout the accreditation cycle, organizations are provided with a self-assessment scoring tool to help monitor their ongoing standards compliance. Joint Commission accreditation is woven into the fabric of a health care organization’s operations.
Our Three Treatment Facilities Are All JCAHO Accredited
Recreate Life Counseling
Garden State Treatment Center
Why Did We Decide to be JCAHO Accredited?
All three of the drug and alcohol treatment facilities under our umbrella are proudly JCAHO accredited. Garden State Treatment Center is an IOP (intensive outpatient program) and partial care treatment center. Recreate Life Counseling is a day and night treatment center which also offer intensive outpatient services. Allure Detox is a medical inpatient detox and residential treatment program. The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards focus on patient safety and quality of care. The reason all three of our drug rehab programs are JCAHO accredited is because the Joint Commission standards are updated regularly to reflect the rapid advances in health care and medicine.
The hospital accreditation standards number more than 250, and address everything from patient rights and education, infection control, medication management, and preventing medical errors, to how the hospital verifies that its doctors, nurses, and other staff are qualified and competent, how it prepares for emergencies, and how it collects data on its performance and uses that data to improve itself.
Benefits of Attending a JCAHO Accredited Rehab Center
Letting others know that we stand for quality care is our mission at Recreate Behavioral Health Network, therefore we strive to remain within the highest standards. We chose to become and remain JCAHO accredited because JCAHO has 65 years of experience and they are the worldwide symbol of quality improvement. JCAHO sets the global standard and shapes the best practices and establishes the most rigorous standards to raise the bar on performance. JCAHO works with tens of thousands of organizations which gives them powerful perspective into the delivery of health care.
The intensive review that JCAHO provides is done by surveyors which are among the most experienced in the business and come from a variety of health care industries. JCAHO accreditation attracts qualified personnel, who prefers to serve in a JCAHO accredited organization. Through their certification programs and affiliates, they provide practical tools and resources to support our continued improvement and to help us maintain performance excellence after accreditation. We have aligned our organization with one of the most respected names in health care. Being accredited by JCAHO helps position our organization for the future of integrated care.