(Azle, Texas – July 7th, 2017) – Stonegate Center today announced it 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.

Stonegate Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey. 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. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.

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 Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Stonegate Center for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“Stonegate Center is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Christina Harper, Business Development ,Stonegate Center. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community.”

The JCAHO behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The JCAHO standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Stonegate Center is a JCAHO accredited, licensed residential treatment center designed to treat those with substance use disorders. Stonegate Center currently offers a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of addiction and abuse are broken and replaced with essential skills for life. Stonegate Center’s overall mission is to cultivate success in recovery through our specialized inpatient treatment program. The facility is a modern, comfortable 35-acre campus is located in Azle, Texas.

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