What does it mean to be accredited?
There are accreditation organizations (accreditors) in the field of behavioral healthcare dedicated to ensuring a set of standards of care and treatment at behavioral healthcare facilities. Each accreditor has its own set of criteria to validate the quality of care and services that a facility or organization provides and some are more rigorous than others.
When a facility is evaluated by one of these accreditors and passes, that means their facility and program is meeting the standards of care set by this independent organization. Facilities that are accredited are more trustworthy because of this outside, official validation. You should look for the official seals of accreditation for any facility you choose, and if you aren't sure, call and ask about their accreditations.
The Joint Commission
Sunspire Health Hilton Head is accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is considered “The Gold Standard” in accreditation for behavioral health facilities and organizations, respected in behavioral health and medical communities. To be accredited by the Joint Commission, our facility had to meet comprehensive standards of performance in providing a trauma-informed and recovery-oriented approach to care, as well as medication-assisted treatment.
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
Sunspire Health as an organization is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, a nonprofit professional society focused on offering clinical and operation resources and law and policy advocacy for addiction treatment providers. Sunspire joins 600 other treatment providers and supporters striving to raise the standards of safety for addiction treatment and advocating for the field of addiction medicine.