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.”

When asked for comment about the achievement, Dr. Jeffrey Huttman, CEO and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, said “Evolutions Treatment Center is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care accreditation for our drug abuse rehab facility here in Fort Lauderdale. We are proud to be represented by The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. Our team continuously strives to work together to develop and implement treatment methods, along with evidence-based therapeutic approaches, that provide a high standard of individualized care.”

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, as well as individuals and their families. The standards for accreditation are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and continuously improve performance.

Evolutions Treatment Center

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Evolutions Treatment Center provides comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment services from thorough physical and psychological evaluations to intensive psychotherapies, aftercare programs and beyond that help clients stay sober.   Learn more about the unique brand of addiction treatment offered by calling Blake Cohen, Admissions Director, at 1-800-795-8527.

The Joint Commission

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 atwww.jointcommission.org.