Treatment Facilities at Einstein's Division of Substance Abuse Achieve Highest Accreditation Outcome

April 26, 2007 - (BRONX, NY) - The Division of Substance Abuse of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been informed by CARF, the international accrediting commission, that each of the Division's facilities providing medication assisted opioid treatment has been accredited for a period of three years.  This is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation outcome that CARF (formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) has awarded to the Einstein programs. 


The Three-Year Accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates substantial conformance to the behavioral health standards established by CARF, as well as the federal standards set forth by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  A facility receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself though a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

The Division of Substance Abuse is a program of the Einstein medical school's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with full service medication assisted treatment and wellness clinics at the Bronx Psychiatric Center campus (1500 Waters Place), Soundview (1764 Randall Avenue), Melrose (260 East 161st Street), and the Hub (368 East 149th Street).  The Division has provided quality, state-of-the-art chemical dependency treatment and related health and wellness care to the people and communities of The Bronx since 1970.

Ira J. Marion, Executive Director of the Einstein Division, announced the accreditation findings.  "Maintaining accreditation is a necessary process of complying with Federal treatment standards," Mr. Marion said.  "The extraordinary work of our Division above and beyond the minimal standards in service to our patients and communities has been recognized by this renowned accrediting organization.  We are truly proud." 

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the individuals served.  Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now know as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For additional information or referrals to programs of the Einstein Division of Substance Abuse contact the Division at 718-993-3397.