(Laconia, NH, 2/7/2022) – kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on November 4th and 5th, 2021- less than a month after opening their doors. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Behavioral Health Accreditation standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive of The Joint Commission. “We commend kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia for its continuous quality improvement efforts in client safety and quality of care.”
“It is with great pride that we announce that kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia has achieved the gold standard in healthcare accreditation through the Joint Commission. We are committed to providing high-quality and evidence-based care to our clientele and firmly believe that our accreditation confirms this commitment,” says Douglas M. Leech, Founder and CEO of Ascension Recovery Services. “We are a mission-based organization that seeks to expand and improve access across the country to top-of-the-line substance abuse and mental health treatment.”
kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia continues to focus on ways to improve the quality of care for a particularly vulnerable population of clients. As part of the continuous improvement process, the Recovery Centers’ staff reviewed all Joint Commission standards and developed an implementation plan with regular reviews to ensure safety, compliance, and best in class care.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission’s website at www.jointcommission.org.
About kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia
kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Laconia (ki®RC) merges the brand of excellence of kathy ireland® Worldwide with the management expertise of Ascension Recovery Services. ki®RC provides treatment across the continuum for people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. ki®RC – Laconia provides Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services to aid clients in their recovery journey. Managed by Ascension Recovery Services, ki®RC – Laconia’s leadership team has decades of experience in the industry and brings the requisite expertise to assist in providing focused, high-quality care.