SOURCE: The Right Step

November 12, 2009 11:00 ET

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Leader The Right Step Announces Accreditation by The Joint Commission

National Organization Upholds the Highest Standard in Patient Care

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - The Right Step, one of the most respected and affordable alcohol and drug treatment facilities in the country, is proud to announce its recent accreditation by The Joint Commission (JCAHO).

The Right Step is nationally known and respected for its clinical alcohol and drug treatment programs, personalized care, and commitment to excellence and positive outcomes. The entire team at Right Step, led by George Joseph, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Jason Powers, M.D, is dedicated to working with each client and their family on an individual basis to ensure a long-term recovery plan and to guide them from despair to a renewed outlook on life.

The Joint Commission, formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), is a private sector United States-based not-for-profit organization. The Joint Commission operates voluntary accreditation programs for hospitals and other health care organizations and accredits over 17,000 health care organizations in the United States.

The organization, with headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, has been entrusted to develop the very highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care. Accreditation helps to inform and protect health care clients, educate health care providers, and support overall quality improvement in health care organizations. Behavioral health care organizations like The Right Step seek Joint Commission accreditation in order to enhance organizational performance.

"We are honored to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission," said George Joseph, Chief Executive Officer. "Each member of our staff is committed to working hard each day to deliver the highest standard of care to our clients. We will proudly display our affiliation with The Joint Commission and support the standards and excellence of this esteemed organization."

About The Right Step

The Right Step has been delivering affordable, quality treatment solutions for alcoholism and drug addiction since 1990. It began as an extended care facility for men and has grown into the largest private chemical dependency treatment provider in the Southwest with 19 locations throughout Texas and New Mexico. Chief Executive Officer George Joseph and his experienced and compassionate clinical and administrative team have an unsurpassed vision and dedication to recovery.

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