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Tooting Smithers Horn!
Summary of JCAHO Audit of Smithers Addiction Treatment and Research Center, December 2000

 
by Fred Rotgers; Posted to ADD_MED@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU, Addiction Medicine listServ; 2000-12-29. Comment by Alexander DeLuca; 2001-02-03
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See also:
The Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction Follies of Summer 2000 - Addiction Medicine Shoots Itself in the Foot, Again - compiled by DeLuca; 2000-2001
 
Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction: a False Dichotomy - Alexander DeLuca; August 2000
 


From: Frederick Rotgers
 
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 9:27 AM
 
To:
ADD_MED LIST Addiction Medicine [ADD_MED@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU]
 
Subject: Tooting Smithers Horn!


St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, our parent organization, just underwent an audit by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the primary accrediting body for hospitals and behavioral health programs in the US. The auditor was Dr. Jack Burke who surveyed all of Smithers programs including evaluation, inpatient and outpatient and halfway programs at both our Roosevelt (original) and St. Luke's sites.

Here is how he summarized his audit:

"Any one of your programs are head and shoulders above any other program in the country. When you put all your programs together, well; it's phenomenal. And what makes your program more memorable is that your patients are much more debilitated than the patients in other programs throughout the country."

The total score awarded by Dr. Burke to our programs was 98 out of a possible 100. The national average is 85.

Quite good for a program that is largely the creation of our fired former director Alex DeLuca. Thanks, Alex, for laying the foundation for the program! And to think we could make it even better!

-- Fred Rotgers, Psy.D.
Smithers Addiction Treatment and Research Center


COMMENT (DeLuca):

And my thanks to Dr. Anne Geller, my predecessor at Smithers and my mentor, for laying the foundation and allowing me to try to express what we thought addiction medicine should be.

And thanks to Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., current Chief of Smithers, and Gerry Horowitz, CSW, and John Bellamy Taylor for being part of this most creative and successful endeavor. I will miss being part of this team.

We did what we set out to do.

Now, as Ana K in MM-NYC would say, "the work continues."

..alex...

Alexander DeLuca, M.D., FASAM
2001-02-03

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