DIXON (WIFR) -- Sinnissippi Centers has received good news from The Joint Commission. Sinnissippi has been granted full accreditation status from the Commission effective May 2012.
“Congratulations to all the staff, board members, the Re-Accreditation Committee and management team members for all they have done to contribute to the re-accreditation process,” says Jim Sarver, Sinnissippi President/CEO.
A surveyor from The Joint Commission spent four days onsite at Sinnissippi Centers offices conducting interviews and gathering the information necessary for the accreditation process.
“Reaccreditation is ‘a big deal,’” explained Larry Prindaville. “Achieving it demonstrates Sinnissippi Centers’ commitment to providing high quality and safe care,” he said.
“In order to receive re-accreditation, Sinnissippi Centers must potentially comply with over 600 standards set forth by the Joint Commission in 14 priority focus of that include; assessment and care/services, infection control, information management, medication management, client safety and rights and ethics,” added Prindaville.
While surveyors cannot examine all of The Joint Commission standards during site visits, Sinnissippi management and staff did not know which standards would be reviewed during the May visit.
The award of accreditation by The Joint Commission is for three years and will end in May, 2015. Sinnissippi Centers was first accredited by the Joint Commission in 1997.
Sinnissippi Centers provides behavioral healthcare to residents in Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties, with office locations in Dixon, Mt. Carroll, Oregon, Rochelle and Sterling.
For more information about programs and services, call Sinnissippi toll-free at 1-800-242-7642 or visit their web site at www.sinnissippi.com