Andrew L. Braun, M.B.A. - Executive Director
Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center chose to be accredited by The Joint Commission, rather than another accrediting organization or not at all, so that our programs and services would be designed and operated to meet or exceed the most rigorous quality standards in the health care industry.
Maintaining our accreditation status with The Joint Commission indicates to our many constituencies that we have a commitment to do everything we can to promote patient safety and continuously improve the care we provide.
We have made very positive changes as a result of opportunities identified during our Joint Commission survey. The surveyors’ willingness to respond to questions and share best practices observed in other accredited facilities was a highlight of the review and enhanced the value of the survey process.
By sharing information about the establishment of National Patient Safety Goals, our surveyor helped us recognize risks and dangers we had not fully appreciated. This motivated staff to gear up their infection control efforts and patient risk assessment.