July 19, 2016: Montefiore Nyack Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
The Behavioral Health Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite survey in June. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. “We are very proud to receive this accreditation as it is a testament to the professional and compassionate care provided to patients in The Hospital’s Behavioral Health Center,” said Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Anthony Matejicka, DO.
Opened in April 2014, The Behavioral Health Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is an adult acute care psychiatric unit located within a community acute medical and surgical hospital. The Center offers a full spectrum of medical and psychiatric services in one location, which allows for coordination of care without disruption for patients.
Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Montefiore Nyack Hospital for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess, and improve performance.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.