September 13, 2004
THE KENT CENTER ACHIEVES THREE YEAR CARF CERTIFICATION
Contact: Michael Lichtenstein, Vice President for Development
401-738-1338, ext. 212
Warwick, RI The Kent Center for Human & Organizational Development (formerly the Kent County Mental Health Center), has been informed by CARF The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, that it has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs: Integrated Behavioral Health Programs Assertive Community Treatment, Case Management, Community-Based Rehabilitation, Community Housing, Crisis Intervention, Outpatient Treatment, Day Treatment; Children and Adolescents Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Outpatient Treatment; Employment Services Employment Services Coordination, Employee Development Services. This represents the highest level of accreditation awarded to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF. The Kent Center received special commendation for its psychiatric services.
According to David S. Lauterbach, President/CEO of The Kent Center, “This marks the fourth consecutive three-year accreditation awarded to The Kent Center by CARF. We are proud of our services and the contributions we make to our community. It is rewarding to have CARF, an international accreditation body recognize the efforts of our staff.”
Brian Boon, Ph.D., President and CEO of CARF stated in his congratulating letter, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence”.
The Kent Center is a not-for-profit organization with several locations throughout Kent County RI. They have been providing a wide array of mental health and substance abuse treatment services since 1976.
CARF, a private, not-for-profit, Arizona-based accreditation body established in 1966, is committed to promoting the quality, value, and optimal outcomes for services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the person served.
For additional information about The Kent Center, contact Michael Lichtenstein, VP/Development and visit The Kent Center web site, www.thekentcenter.org.