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DECEMBER | Print |

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH STAFF ARE DETERMINED TO HAVE A WINNING OPERATION!

 Employees

(ABOVE - Left to Right: Earl Douglas, Creashundra Daniel, Tammie Gibson, & DeFronte Lindsey at the Center for Health & Rehabilitation)

It may be the season for office holiday luncheons, after-work Christmas parties, and holiday merrymaking; however, employees at the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities have been working long hours, and are busier than usual.

They are preparing for an audit of their operations which occurs every three years by the Joint Commission (www.jointcommission.org).  Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards setting and accrediting body in health care.  It evaluates and accredits nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.    

Employee

(ABOVE: LaQuesha Agnew, Behavioral Health Clinician)

"I applaud the staff for their dedication and commitment to this accreditation process even though they know that we are in the midst of change," says LaTrina Foster, Interim Director of Clinical Services.    

"Overall, the Joint Commission is assessing if our services meet the needs of the population that we serve.  The auditors also want to determine whether we are delivering quality care in a safe and efficient manner," she said.  The auditors are expected to arrive within the next thirty days.

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