The Process of Receiving the Joint Commission Seal of Approval
As part of the Guardian Recovery Network, CuraWest has always held itself to the highest clinical standards. Receiving the Seal of Approval confirms our practices are among the best and most effective in the country. Mike Rocks, Director of Licensing and Compliance with Guardian Recovery Network, explains the process of receiving the Joint Commission Seal of Approval.
“CuraWest is our newest facility and, as such, is the product of all of our best design aspects, comforts and amenities, procedural practices, and infrastructure plans,” says Rocks. “It is also custom-built to Joint Commission standards both in physical plant design, management and clinical practice. The Joint Commission Gold Seal is representative of our facility’s endeavor to minimize risk, increase client safety, and provide the highest quality services to our clientele. A Joint Commission survey is the final step in plant and program design that encompasses: treatment and services, medication management, human resources, life safety, environment of care, leadership, client rights, records management, infection control, emergency management, and performance improvement. There are over 1500 EPs, or Elements of Performance, by which the Joint Commission survey measures applicants. Through the hard work of our direct care staff and the guidance of our leadership, CuraWest proved to be compliant in 100 percent of these measures, thus earning them the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.”