SOURCE: Optimum Performance Institute

Optimum Performance Institute

September 22, 2010 05:00 ET

Optimum Performance Institute, the First of Its Kind to Receive JCAHO Accreditation

WOODLAND HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) -  In August 2010, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) granted accreditation to Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), a highly-individualized therapeutic/educational and residential treatment program helping young adults, aged 17 - 25, achieve their goals in education, job skills, and improved social interactions. Located in Woodland Hills, CA, OPI's coed program helps its participants understand and resolve those issues that have kept them from moving forward in their lives. 

The accreditation from The Joint Commission makes OPI one of the first programs in the country focusing exclusively on helping young adults transition into adulthood to receive this prestigious status. Receiving JCAHO's national accreditation is the highest level of achievement a health care organization can receive signifying its overall commitment to quality of care and services.

"The JCAHO accreditation is a huge honor," states Robert F. Fischer, M.D., OPI executive director. "It requires key competencies in all areas of performance and validates that we operate at the highest level of professionalism possible with an ongoing commitment to continuing to improve the services we deliver to our participants. Accreditation from JCAHO sets OPI apart from other facilities of our kind in receiving this prestigious accreditation."

To receive accreditation, a healthcare organization must submit to a substantial review process of its practices to ensure that it complies with JCAHO standards. The Joint Commission accredits over 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. A majority of state governments recognize JCAHO accreditation as a condition of licensure and the receipt of Medicaid reimbursement.

By voluntarily choosing to participate in the accreditation process, OPI asked to be measured against the national standards to which health care professionals agree are most conducive to providing quality care in organized health care delivery settings.

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