Evolutions Treatment Center Announces Approval of Joint Commission Accreditation

Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – May 5, 2015) Evolutions Treatment Center recently announced it has been approved for accreditation through the Joint Commission, a non-profit organization which accredits over 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. This accreditation aims to improve the quality of care provided and increase patient satisfaction. For demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards, Evolutions Treatment Center now carries the Gold Seal of Approval®, a symbol of quality that reflects the facility's commitment to providing safe and effective treatment for Behavioral Health Care.

Evolutions Treatment Center submitted to a meticulous on-site survey during which, the facility was evaluated for 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. On-site observations and interviews were also conducted by representatives with the Joint Commission to complete the accreditation process.

The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program, established in 1969, currently accredits health care organizations and programs for a three-year term. Accredited facilities administer treatment to individuals who are dealing with addiction, eating disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health issues and/or child-welfare related needs. Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission states “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. We commend Evolutions Treatment Center for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”