Ridgeview receives ‘joint commission’ re-accredidation

Ridgeview has earned Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission. The reaccreditation demonstrates Ridgeview’s commitment to the coordination of behavioral health care services through a rigorous process of external validation by a recognized expert in the field.

As an independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest performance standards.

Ridgeview underwent a rigorous onsite survey from October 30 through November 2, 2018. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with a set of standards that focus on the quality of life for individuals with mental illness or other behavioral health conditions.

Brian Buuck, CEO of Ridgeview, stated, “We’re delighted to once again meet the high-quality standards of care set forth by The Joint Commission, and we are confident that by doing so, it ultimately benefits the people we serve. Ridgeview’s commitment to its values of safety and quality, combined with the dedication of staff, are what led to an exceptional survey. These factors are also critical anchors to fulfilling our mission and ensuring that hope, healing, and recovery is extended to everyone who seeks care and treatment at Ridgeview.”

Ridgeview has maintained it’s accreditation from The Joint Commission since 1997. The accreditation period is for three years and the process consists of a rigorous survey of thousands of performance standards and facility site visits.

Ridgeview was also awarded one-year funding by the Health Resource and Services Administration. The TennSCORE Project is supported by HRSA o fthe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $200,000 with no percentage financed with non-governmental sources.

TennSCORE is a consortium comprised of county-specific healthcare, secondary education, criminal justice, public child-welfare, faith-based, and prevention and treatment stakeholders for the purpose of developing a strategic plan that addresses and promotes improved access to prevention and behavioral health / substance use disorder treatment.