San Rafael, Calif. — CARF International, the independent, nonprofit accrediting body, has announced that Bayside Marin, an 18-bed residential chemical dependency treatment program in California and member of CRC Health Group, has been accredited for a period of three years.
This is the first accreditation that the 45-year-old international accrediting body, founded as the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, has awarded to Bayside Marin. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows Bayside Marin's substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
"We congratulate Bayside Marin for its achievement of CARF accreditation," said Jerry Rhodes, president of the Recovery Division of CRC Health. "The benefits of accreditation extend into our leadership, safety protocols and the overall care of our clients. This three-year accreditation is a great reflection of our commitment to excellent care."
The CARF accrediting officials found strengths in many areas of Bayside Marin's operations, stating that "staff members are dedicated, professional, knowledgeable, and committed to offering the highest professional care and expertise." In addition, "the residential and outpatient sites are state-of-the-art environments offering an integrated approach" that "support recovery and healthy living lifestyles," they said.
The facility's the treatment program, according to CARF officials, is "person-first," "designed around the needs of the person served," and "the levels of detail, care and individual attention provided to the persons served are supported by all [staff]." They also revealed that "persons served respect the staff and have no difficulty accessing them when needed" and "the program is well respected by referral sources."
John Peloquin, Western Regional Vice President for CRC Health Recovery Division acknowledged that this certification is yet another testament to the standard of excellence that makes Bayside Marin the premiere recovery facility in Northern California.
"We are second to none in the care, education, accommodations and follow-up that our clients receive," Peloquin said.
Bayside Marin, offers outpatient services, is uniquely positioned to provide its clients with an individualized program that blends a world-class, peaceful, private environment with a solid, evidence-based program, preparing clients for their next step in the recovery process.