|In August, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) granted its accreditation to Optimum Performance Institute (OPI). As such, OPI is one of the first programs in the country, focusing exclusively on helping young adults transition into adulthood, to receive this prestigious status. Receiving JCAHO’s national accreditation is the highest level of achievement a healthcare organization can receive signifying its overall commitment to quality of care and services.
“The JCAHO accreditation is a huge honor,” states Robert F. Fischer, M.D., OPI executive director. “It requires key competencies in all areas of performance and validates that we operate at the highest level of professionalism possible with an ongoing commitment to continuing to improve the services we deliver to our participants. Accreditation from JCAHO sets OPI apart from other facilities of our kind in receiving this prestigious accreditation.”
To receive accreditation, a healthcare organization must submit to a substantial review process of its practices to ensure that it complies with JCAHO standards. The Joint Commission accredits over 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. A majority of state governments recognize JCAHO accreditation as a condition of licensure and the receipt of Medicaid reimbursement. By voluntarily choosing to participate in the accreditation process, OPI asked to be measured against the national standards which health care professionals agree are most conducive to providing quality care in organized health care delivery settings.
OPI is a highly-individualized therapeutic/educational and residential program helping young adults, aged 17 – 25, achieve their goals in education, job skills, and improved social interactions. OPI’s coed program, located in Woodland Hills, CA. (www.opiliving.com), further helps participants understand and resolve any issues that have kept them from moving forward in their lives.