Destiny Springs Healthcare has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. 

Destiny Springs underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on July 16 – 18, 2019. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with Behavior Health and Hospital standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual. 

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Destiny Springs for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.” 

“Receiving this accreditation acknowledges the hard work staff have completed to make Destiny Springs clinically excellent, safe, and positioned to meet the behavioral health needs of our community.  The also allows us to accept more patients into our facility that are in critical need,” said Burton Carriker, Destiny Springs Healthcare CEO.

The 67,566-square-foot facility offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment for non-court ordered patients, adolescents, adults, geriatric, professionals and first responders. The wide range of services offered include but are not limited to 23-hour observation, inpatient behavioral health hospitalization, and outpatient services.