JANUARY 17, 2018
CLEARVIEW GIRLS ACADEMY ACHIEVES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
Clearview Girls Academy today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Clearview Academy underwent a rigorous on-site survey beginning on December 13, 2017. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; the environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.
Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral healthcare organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Clearview Horizon for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“Clearview Girls Academy, located near Sandpoint, Idaho, is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Mike Linderman, Clearview’s Executive Clinical Director. “Our team continues to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the community that we serve.”
The Joint Commission’s behavioral healthcare standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.
Clearview Girls Academy (https://www.clearviewhorizon.com)
Clearview is one of the longest-running therapeutic boarding schools in the Pacific Northwest with over 20+ years serving struggling teens and families in need. Its list of licenses and accreditations include: Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Private Alternative Adolescent Residential Program board (PAARP), The Joint Commission (JCAHO), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Better Business Bureau Recognition and Accreditation (BBB), National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), and AdvancED Middle School and High School Accreditation.