Saint Francis Community Services has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The Joint Commission has accredited Saint Francis since 1974 and reviews the faith-based non-profit every three years to maintain accreditation.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long-term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory services. It is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Saint Francis Community Services underwent a rigorous on-site survey in February. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated Saint Francis for compliance with standards of care addressing infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, and clients and their families.
“With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down,” said Saint Francis Vice President of Clinical Services, Cheryl Rathbun. “Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence.”
About Saint Francis Community Services
Saint Francis Community Services is a donor-supported, faith-based, child and family, community-based service provider that has been a voice of hope for children and families since 1945. Our mission is to be an instrument of healing for children, youths, and families in spirit, mind, and body, so they live responsibly and productively with purpose and hope. For more information about Saint Francis, visit www.st-francis.org or call 1-800-423-1342.