The Joint Commission National Quality Approval Gold Seal

Joins List of Top Healthcare Providers with a Standard of Excellence

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Vertava Health of Mississippi (ACMS), a leading provider of addiction recovery treatment, announced today they have now joined the ranks of the Joint Commission, a United States nonprofit that holds a standard of excellence for over 20,000 health care organizations in the country. A majority of state governments recognize Joint Commission accreditation as a condition of licensure.

“This accreditation speaks volumes about our commitment to delivering a comprehensive treatment plan that is outcomes driven,” says Vertava Health CEO Brent Clements. “We want our clients to know that we care deeply about providing the right treatment for them, and we’re also committed to seeing it through. This accreditation is a part of that promise that we know we can deliver. We are very proud to display our Gold Seal and we aim to uphold the level of distinction it represents.”

The Joint Commission’s standards and emphasis on clinical practice guidelines help organizations establish a consistent approach to care, reducing the risk of error. Providing standards of clinical excellence, Commission reviewers provide knowledgeable assessments of applicants and offer experienced feedback on how to build and maintain a cohesive, excellent clinical team.

Vertava Health recently underwent a rigorous on-site survey with the Joint Commission. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas including care, treatment, services, environment of care, leadership and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 1969, the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program currently accredits more than 2100 organizations for a 3-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 addiction and behavioral healthcare 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 Vertava Health for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Vertava Health is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. 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.

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with healthcare 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.

To schedule an interview about Vertava Health’ Joint Commission Certification, contact Brian Sullivan, Public Relations Manager, at 901.949.7926.

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About the Joint Commission: An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Our Mission:  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. Vision Statement:  All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.

About Vertava Health: Vertava Health provides the most comprehensive addiction treatment program in the country by going beyond the standard 30 day plan and treating persons struggling with addiction mentally and spiritually to break the cycle of repeated visits to treatment. Utilizing our addiction campus environment we have the depth of caring staff, industry experience and clinical proficiency to effectively treat the disease of addiction for life. We specialize in alcohol addiction treatment, illegal drug addiction treatment and prescription drug addiction treatment, and offer: drug and alcohol intervention, clinical addiction assessments, medically supervised drug detox, residential / inpatient programs, intensive outpatient programs, christian drug rehab, drug addiction counseling, Ongoing long term recovery care. Headquartered in Brentwood, TN, Vertava Health admissions center is trained to assess and place the client into one of the Vertava Health treatment centers across the country within a 1 hour time frame. This speed in service delivery and thorough commitment to the client long term allows the person struggling with addiction to get quickly on the road to recovery and create a life that’s worth living.

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