Saint Luke Institute Earns National Accreditation
Saint Luke Institute has been recognized by The Joint Commission for its compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care, and received the Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.
Saint Luke underwent a rigorous on-site survey in April 2012 by experts from The Joint Commission as part of its re-accreditation process. The evaluation checked compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of the individuals served, icluding infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Saint Luke Institute has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve," says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Saint Luke Institute for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization, and the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.