Florida State Hospital Awarded CARF Certification

For Immediate Release:
September 23, 2015 

Florida State Hospital Awarded CARF Certification 

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State Hospital, operated by the Department of Children and Families, was awarded a three-year accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services (CARF). Florida State Hospital was the first state mental health treatment facility to receive CARF accreditation in 2009 and this is the facility’s third consecutive accreditation. 

“I have toured all the state mental health treatment facilities and met with the individuals working on the ground, serving the residents each day during their recovery,” Secretary Mike Carroll said. “I am extremely proud of the level of quality care and services our team at Florida State Hospital is committed to providing, and their consecutive accreditations are further evidence of their dedication.” 

CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization whose mission is to promote high-quality and measurable services through a consultative process that centers on enhancing the lives of people receiving various services. 

Florida State Hospital is one of seven state mental health treatment facilities and serves more than 1,800 patients annually. This accreditation represents a long-term commitment to offering programs that are accountable and consumer-focused to achieve optimal outcomes while agreeing to make and maintain improvements that align with CARF’s standards ranging from health and safety and accessibility to leadership and strategic planning. 

Organizations receiving a three-year accreditation are subject to internal examination of programs, business practices, and a rigorous peer review process. The award demonstrates, to a team of CARF surveyors, Florida State Hospital’s commitment to offering services that are effective and of the highest quality. 

For more information on Florida State Hospital, please visit: www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/mental-health/fsh

Contact: Michelle Glady, Press Secretary, 850-717-4450