The Joint Commission Award

Plano, TX, July 15, 2008 – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Life Management Resources has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation.  The Joint Commission’s on-site survey of Life Management Resources occurred in June, 2008.

“In becoming accredited, Life Management Resources was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission team experienced in the delivery of behavioral health care services,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates Life Management Resources commitment to provide high and safe quality care.”

Fred J. Hansen, Ph.D., CEO, says that accreditation shows that “we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down.  We seek accreditation for our organization because we want to be the best and we view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence.”

Dr. Hansen notes that accreditation is attainable only through cooperation and communication among staff members.  “Everyone at Life Management Resources plays a vital role in working to meet the standards.  It gives them a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited organization,” says Dr. Hansen.  “They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission team.”

The Joint Commission appreciates your feedback or questions about patient care.  If you would like to contact them, please do so at 1-800-994-6610 or contact them on the web at www.jointcommission.org.