Hamilton Center, Inc. Awarded Accreditation from Joint Commission - May 2003
Hamilton Center, Inc. has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The organization was first accredited in 1977.
Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of Hamilton Center, Inc. occurred in April 2003.
“In becoming accredited, Hamilton Center, Inc. was evaluated against a set of national standards by Joint Commission surveyors experienced in the delivery of behavioral health care services,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates Hamilton Center’s commitment to provide high and safe quality care.”
Galen Goode, CEO says that accreditation shows that “our entire organization makes significant investments in quality on a day-to-day basis. We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence.”
He notes that accreditation is attainable only through cooperation and communication among staff members. “Everyone at Hamilton Center plays a vital role in working to meet the standards. It gives them a feeling of confidence and pride to work in an accredited organization,” says Goode. “They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with the Joint Commission surveyors.”