Hamilton Center, Inc. awarded CARF–CCAC accreditation - August 4, 2009

CARF announced that Hamilton Center, Inc. has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation. This is the first CARF accreditation that has been awarded to Hamilton Center, Inc. for its behavioral health services division. Prior to CARF, HCI was accredited by JCAHO. We will no longer be pursuing accreditation through JCAHO, and HCI’s next behavioral health services CARF survey will be done in approximately two years when our rehabilitation division is up for renewal. This will put all HCI service lines on the same time line.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

Some of the strengths that the auditors listed in their report were:

HAMILTON CENTER RECEIVED EXEMPLARY CONFORMANCE TO THE FOLLOWING THREE STANDARDS:

The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) was founded in 1985 as the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. In January 2003, CCAC merged with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that touches close to 6 million individuals served in a wide range of human service organizations.

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