High­land Rivers earns top-tier ac­cred­i­ta­tion

Rome News-Tribune - - NEWS - From staff re­ports

The Com­mis­sion on Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Fa­cil­i­ties In­ter­na­tional has reac­cred­ited High­land Rivers Health for an­other three years.

High­land Rivers is a Tier 1 safety net provider of treat­ment and sup­port ser­vices for the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Be­hav­ioral Health and De­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties.

Among the Floyd County pro­grams are an out­pa­tient men­tal health clinic and a women’s in­pa­tient sub­stance abuse cen­ter on Mathis Drive.

“We also have an ado­les­cent club­house, called Choices Club­house, that works with ado­les­cents with sub­stance-use is­sues, as well as the Home Again pro­gram, … which works with fam­i­lies in cri­sis, on Red­mond Cir­cle,” said Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions Di­rec­tor Michael Mul­let.

Also in Rome is one of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s three cri­sis sta­bi­liza­tion units, which pro­vides med­i­cally su­per­vised cri­sis sta­bi­liza­tion and detox­i­fi­ca­tion.

High­land Rivers op­er­ates treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties in 12 North­west Ge­or­gia coun­ties, serv­ing nearly 16,000 con­sumers an­nu­ally — in­clud­ing more than 2,200 Floyd res­i­dents.

The three-year ac­cred­i­ta­tion is CARF’s high­est level of ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

“This ac­cred­i­ta­tion is a tes­ta­ment to the ex­tra­or­di­nary com­mit­ment of the High­land Rivers team, across all lev­els of our or­ga­ni­za­tion, to mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence in the lives of the thou­sands of in­di­vid­u­als we serve ev­ery year,” said CEO Me­lanie Dal­las.

Eight CARF sur­vey­ors con­ducted a four-day on­site sur­vey of 25 High­land Rivers pro­grams, as well as agency fa­cil­i­ties, staff and poli­cies. Sur­vey­ors ob­served ser­vice de­liv­ery in the agency’s out­pa­tient clin­ics, child and ado­les­cent pro­grams, group homes, cri­sis units and day pro­grams, among oth­ers.

In ad­di­tion, CARF sur­vey­ors con­ducted in-per­son in­ter­views with agency ex­ec­u­tives, board mem­bers, staff and in­di­vid­u­als re­ceiv­ing ser­vices.

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