February 10, 2012
We are pleased to announce that CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, has reaccredited Orion Associates, Meridian Services, and Zenith Services for another three years! This is the third reaccreditation awarded to our organization since our organization first became CARF accredited in 2003.
This outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows an organization’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a three year accreditation outcome has put itself through 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.
We first sought CARF accreditation as a part of our dedication to becoming an organization that provides the very best in services to our consumers. As an organization, we intend continually to strive to insure that our consumers are able to live rich, productive, safe, and happy lives, that expectations of all whom we serve, including families, guardians, case managers, counties, and other businesses, and provides the best employment experience for every employee, striving to create an environment that is both personally and professionally satisfying for us all.
CARF is an international, independent, not-for-profit 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 persons served. Founded in 1966, it is an organization of peers, who work together to set, promote, and maintain the very highest standards in care and support for those whom we serve. CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.