BALTIMORE, MD. (December 1, 2014) – Glass Health Programs, a subsidiary of MedMark Services, Inc., has earned the approval of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety. The accreditation award recognizes Glass Health Program’s dedication to continuous compliance with CARF standards.
Glass Health Programs underwent a rigorous process of preparation to earn accreditation under a new accreditation body. Initially accredited through The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the seven clinics were evaluated through on-site surveys beginning in early October. Teams of CARF expert surveyors evaluated the clinics for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“Accomplishing this accreditation is the result of much hard work, determination and preparation by many individuals within the organization. ” said Glass Health Programs President, Dominic Spano.
Accreditation is a voluntary process and Glass Health Programs is to be commended for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves. The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served.
CARF International was formed in 1966 by two national organizations — the Association of Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) and the National Association of Sheltered Workshops and Homebound Programs (NASWHP) — that had been developing standards for their respective memberships for about a decade. In September 1966, the two organizations agreed to pool their interests in setting standards and formed the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, now known as CARF International.
About Glass Health Programs
Glass Health Programs, a subsidiary of MedMark Services, is dedicated to helping individuals with their recovery from addiction with dignity and respect. Our goal is to assist our clients in achieving a healthier lifestyle free from illicit drug use. Our outpatient clinics provide Medication Assisted Treatment, through Methadone or Buprenorphine and outpatient substance abuse counseling to individuals struggling with opioid addiction.