Grafton Integrated Health Network Earns Highest Possible Recognition from International Commission

July 28, 2011

News: For Immediate Release
Grafton Integrated Health Network Earns Highest Possible Recognition from International Commission

Grafton Integrated Health Network’s (GIHN) Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Services & Corporate Services Receive Three Year Accreditation

Winchester, VA – July 28, 2011—The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has granted Grafton Integrated Health Network’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities, outpatient services, intensive outpatient services and corporate services a three-year accreditation, CARF’s highest level possible.

Earlier this year, CARF surveyors visited Grafton IHN’s Berryville and Leesburg campuses to conduct a re-accreditation review of the services provided at the organization’s two psychiatric residential treatment facilities. By all accounts, this process was a resounding success.

The official CARF survey report states, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”

CARF surveyors identified numerous strengths, including the following:

  • Information and data are comprehensively collected, reviewed, and analyzed at an exceptional level.
  • A true family-based approach to care is used with parents of clients speaking highly of personnel and the organization as a whole.
  • The Grafton Learning Management System, the online training tool, is a sophisticated web-based resource that results in overall organizational performance improvement.
  • The treatment plans are well organized, easy to read, and complete.
  • The organization continues to be a leader in the field of behavioral health in reducing the use of seclusion and restraint. The practices related to this effort clearly demonstrate a genuine respect and compassion for the persons served.

CARF has been a leading, independent, nonprofit accrediting body of human services since 1966 and conducts 1,600 on-site reviews of health care provider organizations each year. Its focus is ensuring that services provided by an organization meet the highest industry standards of quality and outcomes.

“Accreditation is evidence to consumers that an organization is committed to encouraging and utilizing feedback, continuously improving services, and serving the community,” said Gaynor. “For a provider, accreditation is validation that we are appropriately focused on improving efficiency, fiscal health and service delivery. It is further proof that our efforts to create a foundation for continuous quality improvement and an integrated continuum of care are working.”

About Grafton Integrated Health Network
Grafton Integrated Health Network (GIHN) is a private, nonprofit organization that has served children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and significant emotional and/or behavioral challenges for more than 50 years. As an industry leader in behavioral healthcare, we empower vulnerable and high-risk populations to lead better, more independent lives. Using a client-centered medical home model, GIHN provides continuous and coordinated services from short-term stabilization and residential services to outpatient to educational and career and technical training. These programs along with a data-driven, trauma-informed model help the organization to develop successful plans of care and clients to thrive in a variety of settings.

GIHN provides a continuum of services to children, youth and adults in four campuses throughout the state of Virginia: Berryville, Loudoun, Richmond and Winchester. Services include two psychiatric residential treatment facilities, a short-term stabilization program, special education programs, community-based group homes and outpatient services.

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Shweta Adyanthaya, Director of Communications
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