Butler Hospital Awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

(Providence, RI) – Butler Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs in its Providence and South County locations by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Butler Hospital also notably received The Joint Commission’s accreditation for its inpatient units, including the Opioid Treatment Program. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality care to the individuals it serves.  

The certification recognizes healthcare organizations that integrate and coordinate an individual’s behavioral health and primary physical health care services to facilitate access to a broad array of behavioral health care, medical care, and community-based social services and supports. These organizations focus on key concepts of individual-centered, comprehensive, and coordinated care and services that support recovery and resilience philosophies. 

Butler Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on April 14th, 2023. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including those covering the care, treatment, or services provided; environment of care; leadership; human resources; outcomes measurement; and rights and responsibilities of the individual served. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“I am proud of the hard work done by our staff to maintain this important accreditation.  The few findings we had were minimal in scope and presented a low risk to patient safety.  These findings have since been mitigated.  We commit to maintaining the high bar set by The Joint Commission Accreditation for high-quality care and patient safety,” said Mary Marran, MS, OT, MBA, president and COO, Butler Hospital. 

Maintaining this certification involves close collaboration between Butler Hospital’s Pharmacy Department, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Additionally, the leadership of the Opioid Treatment Program works closely with community agencies to ensure individuals can continue the evidence-based treatment initiated in the hospital.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website

About Butler Hospital 
Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England, is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, seniors, and adolescents in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The Major Affiliated Teaching Hospital for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research. For more information, visit butler.org.