All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
PRN for Families proudly announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
PRN for Families underwent a rigorous onsite survey on June 29th and 30th. Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-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. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas (including care, treatment, and services; environments of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm) was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.
“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,” said Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend PRN for Families for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“PRN For Families is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Charles Elias, founder and executive director of PRN. “PRN for Families is the first program of its kind, providing home and community-based family preservation and reunification services, to earn this prestigious accreditation, and our staff is committed to continuing to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the individuals and families that we serve.”
The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care 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.
About PRN for Families/Tracks by PRN
PRN for Families and Tracks by PRN are home and community-based support programs that serve families who have children or young adults who are struggling, or who may be reuniting following an out-of-home placement. Since 2003, PRN for Families has offered intensive at-home intervention, crisis support, transition and reunification services that empower and support families so that they may live together successfully and safely. Tracks by PRN offers concierge-level services for young adults who may require additional support in order to find success in their efforts to live independently. Learn more about PRN’s services at www.prnforfamilies.com. Joint Commission ID #: 582759