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Clarity CGC receives Joint Commission accreditation

December 21, 2010
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Clarity Child Guidance Center (Clarity CGC), a nonprofit mental health treatment center providing programs designed specifically for kids ages 3-17, has 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 hospital and behavioral health care.

The accreditation award recognizes Clarity CGC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

The center underwent a rigorous and unannounced onsite survey on Dec. 6-9, during which a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors conducted an evaluation 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, Clarity CGC has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve," said Mary Cesare-Murphy, PhD, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Clarity CGC for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Added Fred Hines, Clarity CGC CEO and president: "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. Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

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