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New Oakland Announces Three-Year CARF Accreditation in 10 Program Service Areas

Fifth Consecutive Accreditation Spotlights Clinical Quality, Process Excellence

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 — New Oakland Family Centers today announced it has received three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The latest accreditation is the fifth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to New Oakland.

The CARF review and three-year accreditation is based on an exhaustive review of New Oakland policies, procedures, documentation and an on-site visits by CARF reviewers conducted in late August. New Oakland has received its three-year accreditation in each of the 10 program services areas CARF reviewed, including:

  • Crisis Intervention (for children, adolescents and adults)
  • Crisis Stabilization (for children, adolescents and adults)
  • Day Treatment (for children, adolescents and adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment (for children, adolescents and adults)
  • Partial Hospitalization (for children, adolescents and adults)

New Oakland Medical Director, Dr. David Harris, MD, emphasized the importance of CARF accreditation as an affirmation of the organization’s passion for bringing innovative therapies and solutions to people in the communities New Oakland serves.

“We are deeply honored and inspired by this accreditation from CARF,” said Dr. Harris. “It not only recognizes our efforts to meet high clinical and organizational standards, it also lets our partners in the community know New Oakland is a place dedicated to create an environment of quality and dignity in the delivery of mental health services.”

According to CARF Managing Director of Behavioral Health Michael W. Johnson (M.A., CAP), the exhaustive review process and three-year accreditation shine a spotlight on New Oakland’s commitment to delivering quality care in the communities it serves.

“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,” Johnson said. “An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.”

About 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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, 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.