All Gateway Foundation treatment centers are licensed by the state of Illinois and accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting organization for hospitals and behavioral healthcare organizations.
What Does Accreditation Mean?
Accreditation means that specially trained healthcare professionals such as administrators and nurses visited all Gateway Foundation treatment centers to evaluate the performance of the staff and each center. Much like hospitals, each Gateway Foundation location went through a vigorous review to become accredited and earn the Gold Seal of Approval.
What is The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval?
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval is an internationally recognized symbol of quality. Organizations that earn the Gold Seal have met rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinction by becoming accredited. Specially trained healthcare professionals who are experts in the field personally visited each one of the treatment centers to conduct a review that monitors how well the staff:
- Provides a safe environment for patient care
- Educates patients about the risks and options for diagnosis and treatment
- Protects the rights of patients, including privacy rights
- Evaluates patients’ conditions, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment
- Protects patients against infection
- Plans for emergency situations