DATE: October 19, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Faulk, Director
Broward Addiction Recovery Center
The Broward County Addiction Recovery Center (BARC), administered through the County's Human Services Department, has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by complying with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes BARC's dedication to continuous compliance with these standards.
To attain the Gold Seal of Approval, BARC underwent a rigorous on-site survey in October 2011. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated BARC for compliance standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and their families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. The accreditation is good for three years and BARC has earned this status since September 1999.
The Joint Commission's behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.
"This accreditation shows that we are making significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take BARC to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence," said Paul Faulk, director of BARC. "Achieving this accreditation for BARC is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."
Broward Addiction Recovery Center offers a comprehensive range of services for Broward County residents over the age of 18 who are affected by substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. Approximately 110 licensed and/or certified medical and counseling professionals provide help to more than 4,500 County residents annually who want to get on the road to recovery.
For more information, call 954-357-4880 or visit broward.org/AddictionRecovery.