Sinnissippi Centers earn accreditation

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Sinnissippi Centers has been granted full accreditation status from The Joint Commission effective in May.

A surveyor from The Joint Commission spent 4 days on-site at Sinnissippi offices conducting interviews and gathering the information necessary for the accreditation process.

In order to receive re-accreditation, Sinnissippi Centers complied with more than 600 standards set forth by The Joint Commission. The 14 priority focus points included assessment and care, services, infection control, information management, medication management, client safety and rights and ethics.

The accreditation is for 3 years and will end in May 2015. Sinnissippi Centers was first accredited by The Joint Commission in 1997.

Sinnissippi Centers provides behavioral healthcare to residents in Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties, with offices in Dixon, Mount Carroll, Oregon, Rochelle and Sterling.

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