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Centerstone Receives National Accreditation

Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Tennessee’s largest behavioral healthcare provider, received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a three-year period. This is the highest possible level of accreditation given by the international accrediting body and represents Centerstone’s clear commitment to providing behavioral healthcare services that meet the highest standards of quality defined by CARF.

This accreditation is the first awarded to Centerstone by CARF. The programs that received accreditation include Centerstone’s Child/Youth and Adult Case Management Services, Adult and Youth Residential Services, Intensive Family-Based Services and Outpatient Services.

The CARF accreditation process requires applicants to undergo a rigorous peer-review process. A team of CARF surveyors conducted on-site visits at 28 of Centerstone’s 78 facilities and determined that its programs and services meet high standards for quality, optimal patient outcomes and accountability.

CARF rated Centerstone’s research programs as “exemplary,” a rare mark of distinction that recognizes Centerstone’s efforts to advance the treatment of mental illness and bring current science into practice for patients, thereby narrowing the gap that exists between science and service in behavioral healthcare.

“We are proud to have reached this milestone,” said John Page, Senior Vice President of Child and Family Services, “This accreditation is a testament to exceptional quality of the services provided by Centerstone. This recognition and Centerstone’s ability to maintain the high CARF standards will further establish our reputation as the provider of choice for behavioral healthcare consumers in middle Tennessee.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.