Thursday, March 03, 2016
NHS Parkside Recovery is Reaccredited by the COA
Congratulations to the NHS Parkside Recovery programs at 5000 Parkside Avenue and 5429 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia for earning a 3 year reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) for the Mediation Assisted Therapy (MAT) methadone maintenance services, following a site visit February 21 -23. COA commented:
“Parkside Recovery, Inc. was expedited through the Pre-Commission Review Report (PCR) process as a result of not receiving any out of compliance ratings in any of the fundamental practice standards. Congratulations on this amazing achievement.”
This accomplishment is an example of the NHS standards for care and core values being recognized by external reviewers. The commitment to all aspects of clinical care, staff development, environment of care, and all administrative support was showcased in the rigorous documentation pre-submission, and on-site interviews with participants, direct care staff, the Chief Medical Officer, program management, and NHS Corporate Leadership all meeting with the COA reviewers. Additionally, our Organizational Resource Group (ORG) were critical supports in preparing, organizing, and submitting the extensive pre-submission documentation.
Examples of comments from the COA exit Interview included: “Clients demonstrated successful recovery”, “Well prepared organization, starting with the self study”, “People are treated with dignity and respect”, “The organization is prepared for growth and change based on the PQI foundation and principles”, and “Clear passion and dedication to the work by staff”.