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    • 16 NOV 16

    RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

    Atlanta addiction treatment program provides excellence in care for alcohol and drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders

    Atlanta, Ga. – November 3, 2016 – RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta, which offers comprehensive, individualized treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, has been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

    The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading healthcare accreditation organization. To receive this prestigious designation, RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta met rigorous standards related to patient safety, quality of care and operations.

    “RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta has demonstrated a high standard of care for patients and their families,” said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, Executive Director of the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. “We commend their commitment to providing safe and effective care for patients seeking addiction treatment in Atlanta.”

    Led by nationally recognized addiction expert Stacy Seikel, MD, RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta’s multidisciplinary team of clinicians believe in treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit – to achieve a lasting recovery. Services include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for withdrawal management, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, family therapy, relapse prevention, and structured living, providing the appropriate level of treatment for patients based on individual need. RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta also treats those suffering from chronic pain who are recovering from a pain medication/opioid addiction.

    “We are honored to be recognized by the Joint Commission with their Gold Seal of Approval,” said Dr. Seikel, Medical Director of RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta. “The designation reflects the dedication and commitment of our entire team to providing the most effective and compassionate care to help our patients achieve better health and lifelong sobriety.”

    Dr Full Article. Seikel is board certified in addiction medicine and anesthesiology. Known for developing innovative treatment programs for women with children struggling with addiction, Dr. Seikel was the recipient of a national award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence for extraordinary service in improving the lives of patients treated for opioid addiction.

    About RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta
    RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta provides compassionate, integrated addiction treatment in a convenient outpatient setting. Led by Dr. Stacy Seikel, our multidisciplinary team of treatment professionals work with each individual to find solutions that meet their specific needs. Our services include medication assisted treatment to ease withdrawal, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, family therapy and individual counseling, relapse prevention, structured living, coaching and spiritual care. Through a unique affiliation with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and Bluff Plantation, our experts can successfully evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of addiction and mental health conditions. For more information about RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta, visit rivermendhealthcenters.com or call (844) 250-2053.

    About the Joint Commission
    Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more at jointcommission.org.

    Media Contact:
    Amy Bernard
    VP, Marketing
    abernard@rivermendhealth.com
    (678) 813-0497

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