Alo House Has Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval
Alo House Treatment Programs is proud to announce that we have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation after undergoing a rigorous and lengthy review of policies and procedures, clinical programming, charting requirements, facility inspection, and overall client care and safety in April of 2015.
Professional evaluators spent two full days onsite with the Alo House team and inspected more than 1,300 performance elements for compliance. Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the gold standard in health care and residential treatment facilities.
Alo House’s survey results noted the evaluators being incredibly impressed by our alternative approach to traditional treatment, exceptional accommodations, client focus, continuity of care, our eight weekly individual sessions, and overall ease in meeting the initial survey requirements.
“We are committed to providing the highest quality care to each and every one of our clients, and achieving this accreditation was of vital importance to us. Our clients’ safety and treatment goals are our number one priority, so we are pleased we can do this while also working effectively within the constantly changing healthcare industry” stated Suzi Landolphi, Alo House’s Clinical Director.
The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. Alo House is proudly one of only five adult treatment centers in Malibu that have attained Joint Commission accreditation.
The Alo House team continues to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community.
Most notably, Alo House’s team members, Thomas Feldman, Courtney Guinn, and Soraya Soto worked tirelessly and were dedicated to Alo House reaching all of the performance elements for compliance. Of the 1,300 elements that the Joint Commission measures, there were only four that required corrections. And for this amazing feat, we would like to give these individuals a special thank you.