May 2, 2016 – IBH Addiction Recovery Center (IBH) has received the maximum Three-Year Accreditation by CARF International for Residential Treatment: Integrated AOD/MH. IBH successfully satisfied each of the CARF Accreditation Conditions and demonstrated substantial conformance to the standards. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to IBH.
The decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows substantial conformance by IBH to the CARF standards. To receive the three-year accreditation, IBH was required to undergo a rigorous peer review process. It demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its commitment to offering programs and services are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
Nancy Winkler, Director of Health Services at IBH and CARF Project Manager commented, “This accreditation tells the world that IBH operates using the highest level of recognized standards. IBH now has a greater level of transparency in everything we do from residential treatment to leadership, ethics, and funding. This solidifies IBH as a trustworthy agency in the community and with its clients.”
The team of CARF Surveyors also applauded the staff at IBH for creating a positive, nurturing environment that is consistently welcoming and pleasant to visitors, one another and persons served. “This confirms that IBH is a mission driven agency with staff that have a deep commitment to helping those that suffer from addiction,” said Winkler.
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. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.