CNS’ Oceanview Hospital Receives Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

August 20th, 2014 – LONG BEACH, CA ‐ CNS proudly announces that their Oceanview Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety. This accreditation recognizes Oceanview’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state‐of‐the‐art standards. This is in addition to the robust standards already in place to fulfill California state licensing requirements.

Oceanview underwent a rigorous unannounced on‐site survey in July 2014. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients including: medication management, national patient safety goals, provision of care, and life safety.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Oceanview has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Oceanview for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Dalia Botros, Oceanview Administrator states, “We recognized a need in our community and actively responded to make a difference. Oceanview is unique in that we have an innovative unit design and utilize evidence based treatment practices. We are able to provide a significantly enhanced patient experience and improved clinical outcomes.” CEO Dr. David Walling adds, “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide our community.”

The Joint Commission addresses important functions relating to patient care and hospital management. Their standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. This prestigious accreditation is effective as of August 18th, 2014 and will be up for renewal in 2017.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. An independent, not‐for‐profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards‐setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission: jointcommission.org.

About Oceanview and CNS
Oceanview is a state‐licensed and JCAHO accredited Psychiatric Health Facility. Since 2010, Oceanview has been dedicated to supporting individuals with serious mental illness in need of  intensive in‐patient services. Oceanview provides clients with comprehensive psychiatric and physical assessment, evaluation, and treatment in a safe and secure setting. For more information, visit oceanviewpsychiatric.com. Oceanview is owned and operated by CNS, a leading clinical research center specializing in the testing of new medications and treatments for a variety of mental health, neurological and general health conditions. They have served the pharmaceutical and medical device industries since 1999 through four clinical outpatient locations and Phase I Clinical Pharmacology Unit. Learn more at cnstrial.com.

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