Sanford named to National Board for Addiction Treatment Center Providers
Debbie Sanford, Chief Behavioral Health Services Officer for Forrest General Hospital, has been elected as a board member for The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).
The NAATP is a trade association that represents more than 275 of the best-known providers of addiction treatment in the United States and abroad. The organization’s mission is to promote, assist and enhance the delivery of ethical, effective, research-based treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions. In doing this, the organization provides information and resources, advocates for access to and availability of quality treatment for those who suffer from these addictions and partners with other organizations who can help achieve the NAATP’s goals.
“I am delighted to be elected to the NAATP Board and to partner with other addiction treatment colleagues,” said Sanford.
“Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Treatment Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality addiction treatment and our affiliation with NAATP emphasizes our dedication to this endeavor.”
Sanford was elected to the position by ballot among all NAATP members, and will be a part of the class of 2014. Her three-year term of office will be completed with the organization’s annual conference in 2014. For more information on the NAATP, visit www.naatp.org.
Pine Grove Outpatient Services named Award Winner
December 3, 2010
Pine Grove Outpatient Services, a service of Forrest General, is proud to announce that Press Ganey Associates, Inc. has named it a 2010 Top Improver Award Winner. Press Ganey currently partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities—including 50% of U.S. hospitals—to measure and improve the quality of their care and their bottom line. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations. This award recognizes clients who have shown continuous improvement in their patient, physician, or employee satisfaction scores—comparing quarterly scores over two years with improved scores in three of the four eligible periods. Pine Grove is one of just 29 Press Ganey client facilities to receive this honor in 2010.
“Focusing on the patient experience remains a top priority throughout all of Pine Grove, and I am pleased to see the improvements made in Pine Grove’s Outpatient Services that has resulted in this prestigious award,” said Debbie Sanford, Forrest General Chief Behavioral Health Services Officer. “This recognition acknowledges the hard work of our staff and communicates again to our patients and the entire community that we care about them and their healthcare experience.”
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