With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs.
At NHS, we do not have to refer individuals out of our system for additional services, but rather we can design a system around that person. NHS continues to be the safety net for people who otherwise could not afford care. In spite of financial challenges and dwindling resources, we continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of care and treatment. The work of NHS is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individual’s right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports, NHS is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
NHS has adopted a culture where everyone is committed to providing high quality and compliant services to individuals in our care, where they feel safe and empowered to thrive as contributing members of their communities. The Quality and Compliance Organization (QCO) was created to ensure we are monitoring and evaluating our services from a quality, compliance, safety, and privacy perspective. This comprehensive evaluation allows NHS to streamline the data collected and use it in a targeted fashion to monitor quality, performance and outcomes, and to ensure we remain competitive in our industry. For the past six years, NHS is proud to have been recognized by the Council of Ethical Organizations – Health Ethics Trust (HET) for its commitment to quality and compliance throughout the organization. HET is a division of the Council of Ethical Organizations (established in 1980) and provides advisory services, a full agenda of educational programs and conferences, training program design and delivery, hotline support, hotline training, video production, compliance risk assessment, and survey research on ethics-compliance issues. With the recent implementation of the QCO, we asked for a more in-depth review of our services, and we are extremely pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2016, we have once again received three-year certification from the HET! Click here to read the complete certification letter from the HET.
The National Association for Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Needs was developed to improve the quality and effectiveness of services provided to individuals with a dual diagnosis utilizing competency-based professional standards and through promoting ongoing professional and program development. NHS is proud to have our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Teams (DDTT) at NHS Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, NHS Highpoint Center in Dubois, and NHS Schuylkill Mountain Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania accredited by NADD.
COA: As an accrediting body of social service organizations, the Council on Accreditation aims to help behavioral health professionals strengthen the lifeline they provide to thousands of individuals each year. Improving services for individuals with behavioral health conditions has long been one of COA’s primary goals. NHS Parkside Recovery programs in Philadelphia are accredited for the Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) methadone maintenance services.
CARF: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an international, non-profit organization that was founded in 1966. Accreditation assists service providers to improve the quality of their services and meet internationally recognized standards. NHS’s Community Housing programs for Adults with Autism are CARF Accredited and are recognized for their dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.
Enriching lives by providing exceptional services through an individualized approach.
Creating communities where everyone is empowered to take meaningful steps toward reaching their fullest potential.