Psychiatric Hospital Awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Excellence in Health Care
Unity Psychiatric Care, a division of Franklin, Tenn., based American Health Partners, announced today its Unity Psychiatric Care hospital in Huntsville has earned accreditation and the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission by meeting its rigorous performance standards for psychiatric hospitals. The Gold Seal is only awarded to health care organizations who achieve the highest national benchmarks for patient safety and quality of care.
“We are very proud of our teams’ commitment to quality care, but it is even more gratifying when their accomplishments are recognized by a highly regarded independent organization like The Joint Commission,” said Michael Bailey, CEO of American Health Partners. “This accreditation is important to our patients and their families because it lets them know they can trust Unity Psychiatric Care to deliver great care today and in the future.”
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality assurance professionals and patients. They are backed by scientific literature and expert consensus as effective means to help health care organizations measure, assess and maintain continuous quality improvement. Unity Psychiatric Care underwent rigorous reviews of its practices by evaluators from The Joint Commission. Evaluators ensured that the psychiatric hospital met the highest quality standards in provision of care, treatment and services.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission helps protect the public by working with health care organizations to identify opportunities to improve care and comply with its patient-centered performance standards,” said Lisa Hogan, regional director for Unity Psychiatric Care. “Unity’s participation in this process shows our patients we are dedicated to quality and continuous improvements in patient care and safety.”
“Earning this prestigious accreditation from The Joint Commission is a validation to our teams that their commitment to quality care matters,” said Greg Haynes, vice president of operations for Unity Psychiatric Care. “I am grateful to be part of the Unity family and to have our staff and psychiatric leaders recognized for their hard work and commitment to excellence.”
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About Unity Psychiatric Care in Huntsville
Unity Psychiatric Care is a 20-bed psychiatric hospital that specializes in short-term care for adults ages 55 and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis or behavioral disturbance, including those related to dementia. Private rooms are available, and admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unity Psychiatric Care accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. The Huntsville facility is one of five psychiatric hospitals operated by Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners. For more information, visit UnityPsych.com/huntsville or call (256) 964-6700.
About American Health Partners
American Health Partners Inc. provides a continuum of post-acute healthcare that prevents unnecessary hospital stays and improves quality of life for older adults. In Tennessee and Alabama, the company owns 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; multiple home health and hospice offices serving patients in Tennessee and Michigan; and a long-term care pharmacy. Nationally, its American Health Plans division operates Provider-Owner Medicare Advantage Plans, with its TruHealth clinical team providing care management in eleven states via joint ventures with more than 30 provider organizations. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, TN. For more information, visit AmHealthPartners.com