Northeast Florida State Hospital Awarded CARF Certification

For Immediate Release:
December 2, 2015

 Northeast Florida State Hospital Awarded CARF Certification

TALLAHASSEE – Northeast Florida State Hospital, operated by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), was awarded a three-year accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services (CARF). Northeast Florida State Hospital is the second hospital operated by DCF to be awarded the CARF accreditation this year.

“Serving individuals with serious behavioral health needs is challenging and working in our state hospitals is more than just a job – it’s a calling to serve,” Secretary Mike Carroll said. “I am proud of the level of quality care and service our team at Northeast Florida State Hospital provides each day and the accreditation is further evidence of their commitment.”

The CARF survey identified several strengths within the hospital. Among them, “staff members are dedicated, motivated, and enthusiastic regarding their work and the persons they serve.” Additionally the survey cited, “the organization is strongly committed to performance improvement…”

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.

Northeast Florida State Hospital is one of seven state mental health treatment facilities and the largest facility to provide civil service in Florida. 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.

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