Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs, an outdoor-expedition based adolescent treatment program, celebrates 11 years of accreditation from the Joint Commission of Accredited Health Care Organizations.
The company recently passed a performance review from the accreditation agency and will maintain their JCAHO endorsement until 2013, at which time they will go through another comprehensive site review.
JCAHO accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting specific performance standards. Their mission is to improve health care for the public by evaluating and inspiring health care organizations to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
“We’ve been taking troubled teens on wilderness therapy expeditions for 24 years. It has always been our mission to provide the best and most therapeutically rich adolescent treatment program available. We’re proud of our JCAHO accreditation and of our level of state licensing. We are especially boastful of the fact that we are the only wilderness therapy program in the country whose adolescent participants benefit from having a therapist in the field with them 24/7,” explained Rob Koning, executive director of the wilderness therapy program.