Hendricks Behavioral Hospital has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital underwent an unannounced onsite review on March 17th of standards spanning several areas, including the standards of care for mental health and substance use disorders patients.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Hendricks Behavioral Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

Hendricks Behavioral Hospital states, “We are excited to have achieved this significant milestone. Due to the hard work of our entire Hendricks Behavioral Hospital team. We look forward to caring for the people from our community suffering from Mental Health and substance use disorders in our new state-of-the-art hospital.”