ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. 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.