The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL) has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.
The hospital – one of only three in Colorado to receive the high praise – was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve inpatient psychiatric care services.
The Joint Commission complimented CMHIFL for the quality of its continuing care for clients, especially at the stage that the hospital is preparing to transition clients back into the community. The Joint Commission also noted how CMHIFL staff communicate to clients and their families what to expect during the next levels of care after discharge.
"Now, the nation knows what Colorado already knew, that Fort Logan is one of the best mental health treatment facilities in America,” said Reggie Bicha, executive director, CDHS. "This award recognizes the importance of effective planning for patients to receive the most appropriate treatment as they transition from Fort Logan back to their homes and communities.”
In congratulating his staff, CMHIFL Director Christopher Burke said, "The most important aspect of this achievement is the exponential positive effect you have had on the lives of our clients as they rejoin family and friends in the community and continue to gain health and balance in their lives."