Spring Harbor Hospital Meets National Accreditation Standards with Flying Colors!

April 12, 2018


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Contact: Valerie Compagna at 207-661-6633, vcompagna@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Westbrook, Maine (April 12, 2018): Spring Harbor Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Surveyors spent four days, from March 13 to16, at Spring Harbor Hospital conducting an unannounced, rigorous onsite survey. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.

The results of the final accreditation report were outstanding.

“The surveyors remarked we are one of the most stellar organizations they’ve seen and were so impressed from the moment they walked into our beautiful facility,” said hospital President Mary Jane Krebs, FACHE. “They saw how engaged and caring our staff were, and that how on every unit -- and in every department -- we are passionate about providing the best care to all those who need our services. I am incredibly proud of our staff for their dedication and commitment to our patients. ”

Spring Harbor Hospital
A division of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Spring Harbor Hospital is southern Maine's only private psychiatric treatment and recovery center. Its inpatient programs for youth and adults provide hope for those who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders (mental illness and substance use). We are fortunate to have a unique collaboration with Maine Medical Center, which allows us to offer the most complete array of psychiatric treatment, physician-training, and medical-research programs north of Boston.
Learn more at www.springharbor.org

The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, 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. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit 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 at www.jointcommission.org.