David Lawrence Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

July 13th, 2013

David Lawrence Center recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes David Lawrence Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

David Lawrence Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey in March 2013. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated David Lawrence Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, David Lawrence Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend David Lawrence Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says David Schimmel, David Lawrence Center CEO. “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.

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