CARF Awards The Children’s Home Three-Year Accreditation
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Children's Home of Cincinnati has been issued a Three-Year CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation based on its recent survey, which is the highest accreditation possible.
This applies to the following areas:
· Employment Skills Training Services (Autism Spectrum Disorder-Adults)
· Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
· Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
· Day Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
· Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
· Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Autism Spectrum Disorder-Children and Adolescents)
· Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
· Child/Youth Day Care (Children and Adolescents)
· Governance Standards Applied
“We would like to thank all the program staff and program managers who put in countless hours and effort into ensuring we were ready and in compliance with CARFs high standards,” said John Banchy, President and CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati.
An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.
“The focus and dedication required of our employees for this process was difficult. Without their daily commitment to live up to these standards this accreditation would not be possible,” Banchy added.
This accreditation will extend through March 31, 2021. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting some of the 2,300 internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider's commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.
"This achievement is an indication of the organization's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards," said Brian J. Boon, Ph.D, President and CEO of CARF.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.