During Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, Brookhaven Retreat joins other organizations in the health care community in recognizing the importance of patient safety. Patient safety is of critical importance in a mental health facility and helps create an environment in which women can recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
This week, Brookhaven Retreat reviews its many safety initiatives and continues work ensuring compliance with the 2013 Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals and Focused Standards Assessment.
The 2013 Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals, effective January 1, 2013, consist of four objectives: to identify patients correctly, use medicines safely, prevent infection and identify client safety risks. Compliance with all four safety goals is required for a successful triennial survey. Brookhaven Retreat must also complete the new Joint Commission Focused Standards Assessment due April 1, 2013. This annual assessment identifies and reviews critical risk areas to undergo mandatory annual review. Annual completion this assessment is necessary to maintain accreditation.
Brookhaven Retreat’s monthly performance improvement meetings evaluate procedures so that Joint Commission requirements and safety goals are met. Its extensive internal self-evaluation ensures continued compliance with standards that have earned it the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. This achievement demonstrates Brookhaven Retreat’s commitment to delivering highest standards of quality in patient safety and care.
When the safest possible environment is maintained, women receive the highest quality of care recovering from mental health and substance abuse issues. With this in mind, Brookhaven Retreat dedicates itself to continuing the rigorous safety standards for excellent care it upholds every day.