Frontier Health receives JCAHO accreditation

  Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations recently granted 3-year re-accreditation to Frontier Health for its outpatient sites, Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital and Magnolia Ridge Treatment Center. Re-accreditation was granted following extensive surveys at Frontier Health sites. JCAHO is not a part of the federal government and is "provider-sponsored"; health care systems pay to be surveyed and accredited by JCAHO.
  The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 U.S. health care organizations and programs. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
  Along with Magnolia Ridge and Woodridge, the re-accredited outpatient sites are: Addington Hall, Adventure Program, Bristol Regional Counseling Center, Charlotte Taylor Center, Church Street Pavilion, Erwin Mental Health Center, Fairview Associates of Johnson City, Hancock County Mental Health, Hawkins County Mental Health, Holston Children and Youth Services, Holston Counseling Services, Johnson County Mental Health, Lee County Counseling Center, Lee County Child and Adolescent Center, Nolichuckey Holston-Area Mental Health Center, Scott County Mental Health Center, Tennessee Community Support, Watauga Behavioral Health Services and Wise County Behavioral Health.