Idaho Youth Ranch has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its counseling and therapy locations — including its outpatient counseling, telemental health, equine therapy, Hays House youth shelter, and adoptions program
BOISE, ID, November 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Idaho Youth Ranch has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its counseling and therapy locations — including its outpatient counseling, telemental health, equine therapy, Hays House youth shelter, and adoptions program. Accreditation is earned by demonstrating continuous compliance with performance standards, and the Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Idaho Youth Ranch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in September. During the visit, The Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with standards spanning several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, rights and responsibilities of the individual, and much more.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Idaho Youth Ranch for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
Idaho Youth Ranch CEO Scott Curtis shared, “Joint Commission Accreditation is a symbol of trust for our clients and their families. Being accredited by The Joint Commission requires our organization to demonstrate its ability and commitment to performing at the highest of standards.”
Curtis continued, “Receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our residential programs, therapy and counseling centers, and adoption programs is a reflection of countless hours of work across the organization to create the required policies, procedures, and frontline processes to meet The Joint Commission standards.”
“This is a statement of the quality of our current staff and programs, and it is also a message about our future programs. This milestone moment for Idaho Youth Ranch is another important step as we prepare for the summer 2023 opening of our Residential Center for Healing & Resilience,” stated Curtis, “which will bring trauma- informed residential psychiatric care to Idaho’s youth – something that is currently not available in this state.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
ABOUT IDAHO YOUTH RANCH:
Idaho Youth Ranch is a nonprofit organization that unites for Idaho’s youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience. Idaho Youth Ranch offers emergency shelter, residential care, youth and family therapy (https://www.youthranch.org/teencounseling), job readiness training, adoption services, and more for kids and their families. We also operate a network of thrift stores that serve as workforce development locations, allow the public to support our mission, and help fund our youth programs and services. Learn more at www.youthranch.org. Idaho Youth Ranch is actively recruiting to fill 114 new positions at the center located at our Hands of Promise Campus in Caldwell, Idaho. For more information on career opportunities go to www.youthranch.org/rchr-careers
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