All Kinds of News for March 07, 2018
After completing a rigorous onsite 3-day survey with a Joint Commission analyst in January, 2018, Benchmark is proud to announce that it has earned the Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation and the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission. "As the longest running young adult-specific treatment program, we felt that it was important to incorporate the Joint Commission standards of quality of care into our programming," states founder and CEO Jaynie Longnecker-Harper, M.Ed.
"Earning their Gold Seal of Approval is a reflection of Benchmark Transitions' commitment to the highest standards possible for Behavioral Healthcare, and to providing safe and effective care for our young adult clients, across the continuum of our programs," Mrs. Harper concluded. These standards inlcude care, treatment, services, environment of care, leadership, screening procedures and early detection of harm.
The Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program was established in 1969 and currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period. The joint commission evaluates programs on over 22,000 standards and provides on-going support throught the accrediation period. "We commend Benchmark Transitions for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves," states Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission.
Benchmark is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, and this achievement demonstrates an ongoing commitment to Courage, Conscience and Character and transforming the lives of young adult clients, and their families.
Founded in 1993, Benchmark Transitions is the longest running young adult-specific treatment program, providing a comprehensive multi‐disciplinary approach to the therapeutic process for men and women, ages 18-28, suffering with chemical dependency, mental health, co-occurring disorders and related behavioral issues. Gender-specific programs include sub-acute Detox, Residential Treatment, Day Treatment (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Supportive Transitional Living and structured Independent Living Services (ILS), as well as life skills, collegiate recovery support, education and career development.