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Turning Point of Tampa Values Their Joint Commissions Accreditation for Health Care Quality and Safety

Turning Point of Tampa is proud of the many years we have held the prestigious accreditation by the Joint Commission for health care leaders who exhibit regulatory compliance, earning a gold seal of approval for high quality patient care.

Joint Commission accreditation signifies a treatment center’s submission to a rigorous on-site review of many types of health care practices, including:

  • Assessment
  • Environment of care
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Employee background checks
  • Medication safety
  • Patient care
  • Services
  • Leadership
  • Continuing education
  • Consumer rights
  • Case management
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While accreditation is not required for treatment centers to be able to operate, it indicates that a treatment facility has gone above and beyond to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

Joint Commission certification serves as a mark of excellence, which illustrates that a treatment center has committed to putting patient care first. Accreditation is a voluntary process, and each organization needs to apply. Once accreditation is earned, it must be maintained over time with annual surveys.

What is the Joint Commission Accreditation?

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The Joint Commission is an outside accreditation body that monitors health care facilities to improve patient safety and the quality of care. Accreditation is important because it ensures that facilities are following a set of high safety and clinical standards as they deliver needed health care to clients and patients. Accreditation is also needed to be licensed by the Department of Children and Families in the state of Florida and is needed to apply for insurance contracts and reimbursements.

Being accredited by the Joint Commission requires continuous compliance with the standards as the organization is always open to being surveyed. Standard surveys happen every 3 years for reaccreditation, which requires an organization to undergo a survey by Joint Commission staff. The Joint Commission standards are more stringent and focus more on safety, environment of care and care of the client than other accrediting bodies.

Joint Commission and Health Care Organizations

There are a couple of different accrediting bodies in behavioral healthcare and Joint Commission is seen as the gold standard. Becoming accredited requires intense scrutiny of the processes in the organization and adherence to the standards written by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission also makes available tools organizations can use on an ongoing basis to ensure safety and quality of the organization.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization and is governed by a board that includes nurses, consumers and physicians. The Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in the United States and other areas around the world.

How Does the Joint Commission Promote Patient Safety?

The Joint Commission standards function as the foundation and process for healthcare organizations to gauge and enhance their performance. These standards focus on patient safety and quality care. The Joint Commission develops a standards criteria based upon interactions with consumers and their feedback, as well as government agencies and healthcare professionals.

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The Joint Commission is a team of nationally recognized high reliability and improvement experts that can help address the quality, operational, and safety challenges associated with healthcare organizations.

They have built an unmatched suite of solutions — ranging from online tools to on-site training programs. These services help to strengthen and build leadership commitment, the organization’s safety culture, and improvement capacity facilitating progress that is geared towards zero harm.

Who Can Get Accredited?

The Joint Commission accredits the following types of organizations: general, psychiatric, or children’s health facilities, home care organizations, rehabilitation and critical access hospitals, pharmacy and hospice services, medical equipment services, nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

Why Choose an Accredited Treatment Center?

If a person or their family member is struggling with a substance use disorder, they may become overwhelmed by the large number of addiction treatment centers in their area. When options appear to be endless, quality care become increasingly important.

Joint Commission accreditation demonstrates an organization’s dedication to evidence-based treatment methods that have been known to lead to positive outcomes. This allows a person to be sure that they have found a center that will provide the highest quality of care with proven health care leaders.

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What is the Joint Commission Survey?

Joint Commission surveyors visit accredited health care organizations a minimum of once every 36 months (two years for laboratories). These surveys are used to evaluate standards compliance. All regular Joint Commission accreditation surveys are unplanned and unannounced.

Joint Commission surveys may include topics such as medication management, environment of care, data management, infection control, competence, and billing and regulatory review. It is important to share the organization’s performance with the staff. To keep its Joint Commission accredited status, a healthcare organization is subject to an onsite evaluation performed by a Joint Commission survey group at least every three years as stated above.

Turning Point of Tampa Treatment Center

At Turning Point of Tampa, our programs feature highly credentialed staff providing real structure, teaching clients how to practice 12-Step principles, in a residential setting where solid group counseling is the keystone. Our mission is to provide effective 12-Step based addiction treatment that is affordable and maintains high clinical standards and quality of care.

We specialize in treating Addiction, Eating Disorders and Dual Diagnosis. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and are a licensed provider of residential, PHP, and IOP programs. We strive to create a “life-like” environment, focusing on recovery through responsibility. To date, we have carried the message of recovery to over 12,000 clients.

We know that now there are more places than ever for someone to get help. If we are not the best place for the family, we will tell them and we will help them find it. We want everyone to know that if they call Turning Point of Tampa, they won’t reach a call center.

When our clients arrive, they meet the person who answered the phone. They receive services that are both structured and individualized. Our services are affordable, and we are in-network with most insurance providers. From the overnight technician to the chief executive, we get to know each client and they get to know us. We will do everything we can to help every client get better and support them throughout their recovery journey.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to our team for more information on our programs.