January 2, 2013
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) recently received confirmation of achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
“This is a substantial achievement,” said Jim Krumer, SCBDD superintendent. “This means that we are providing the highest quality of services to our community.”
CARF is an international accreditation service that focuses on health and human service providers’ quality results. Achieving accreditation means assurance to individuals, their families and the public that an organization is continually focusing on providing the highest quality of services. SCBDD receive accreditation for administrative and community services and is seeking accreditation for additional areas of the organization.
“We began this process to see if what we were doing was in line with the standards set forth by CARF,” Krumer explained, “It is a process that requires looking at our procedures, our services and our own processes. We are very honored to know that we are going in the right direction.”
SCBDD received a one-year accreditation and has implemented an on-going quality assurance process to maintain and exceed CARF’s standards.
“This isn’t a one-time deal,” Krumer said, “We plan to continue to focus these high standards and use process improvement techniques to hopefully begin setting forth some best practice models for the rest of the state. I am very proud of the staff and all the hard work they continue to put in on making us one of the best organizations for those we serve.”
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