Hamilton Center, Inc. Awarded Accreditation from Joint Commission - September 11, 2006

Hamilton Center, Inc. has achieved accreditation for all behavioral health services in central and west central Indiana from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The accreditation is effective for three years.

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. Hamilton Center received word on September 1, 2006 that the organization had achieved accreditation with full standard compliance that became effective on March 28, 2006.

"Hamilton Center’s accreditation achievement is a demonstration of the organization's leadership and staff commitment to excellence," says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. "Behavioral health accreditation by the Joint Commission requires organization-wide dedication to providing safe, client-focused care, treatment and services."

Galen Goode, CEO, Hamilton Center, said that accreditation shows that "we make a significant investment 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."

Goode 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 and providing consumers with the highest level of care."

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