All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
New Haven RTC received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval Accreditation for the 20th year in a row. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest healthcare accrediting body, setting the highest standards for healthcare quality in the industry. This recognition from the Joint Commission for Behavioral Healthcare confirms New Haven RTC’s ongoing commitment to provide the best treatment along with outstanding care and safety for its students struggling with mental health, trauma, attachment and recovery issues.
During their extensive three-day visit, the Joint Commission evaluated the programming and processes that New Haven has put into place. Each department from an administrative level to front line staff, is assessed. Megan Slater, Nursing Director at New Haven RTC and long-time employee shared, “The beauty of being Joint Commission Accredited is that it requires top performance from every person on every level.” Megan recently celebrated her 20th year with New Haven and noted that what she really appreciates from the Joint Commission is that, “Their bar has always been high, but in recent years, there has been a shift from, ‘what are you doing wrong?’ to ‘what can we do to make your program the best it can be?’”
New Haven appreciates its partnership with the Joint Commission and is pleased to continue to meet their rigorous performance guidelines for ensuring quality and safety in all aspects of its program, including:
- Family Work - New Haven understands that extensive family involvement during treatment is essential for long-term success and recovery. Parents move through the Healing Phases along with their daughters and both parents and daughter have a voice in the treatment team. Parents join their students every other month for on-campus Parent Weekend visits.
- Clinical and Medical Agility - New Haven has been successful in treating complex students and families for decades. We utilize our Adaptive Family Systems Model to address transitional periods for each of our families, and the roles and narratives that each family member brings to the system. Additionally, New Haven is set up to care for students with many medical conditions outside of mental health.
- Academically Acute - New Haven's schools are designed to teach all levels of students, offering several academic tracks. Whether the student is a high achiever or requires a supported classroom environment, New Haven is able to appropriately challenge each student. New Haven has high success in credit recovery and 95% of our students move onto higher education after completing high school.
- Trusted and Proven - New Haven's revolutionary approach to relational healing began more than 20 years ago. This framework became the industry standard, and has been replicated in other programs since. Being on the cutting edge of research and outcomes data, New Haven's measures are utilized throughout the treatment process, then also document the ongoing success of families long-term. Their investment in people and program translates across departments as New Haven works to innovate, train and collaborate with others to create an unprecedented standard of care.
About New Haven RTC
Accredited through the Joint Commission since 1997 and licensed through the State of Utah, New Haven Residential Treatment Center has been an industry leader in treatment for young women since its inception in 1995. We serve adolescent females, ages 12-17. New Haven is clinically intensive with an emphasis on family involvement, healthy relationships, academics, love and service. New Haven is a fully licensed professional Residential Treatment Center, located in rural Utah, just south of Salt Lake City.