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November 4, 2013

River Edge Behavioral Health Center earns reaccreditation

MACON — River Edge Behavioral Health Center has earned a three-year reaccreditation and distinction as exemplary in two areas from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF).  

Five surveyors from across the nation and British Columbia visited River Edge during July to evaluate agency operations against 10,000 nationally published, peer reviewed standards. 

In the summary report, the surveyors highlighted numerous River Edge strengths and awarded River Edge “exemplary” distinction in two areas — leadership and supported housing. 

“River Edge Behavioral Health Center (REBHC) has clear leadership, exceptional staff and a strong set of guiding principles to guide its work,” states the final report. “The staff provides a seamless service to inspire the individuals REBHC serves to reach their potential, from crisis intervention through housing and the continuity of care.”

“We are proud of this notable distinction of quality,” said Shannon Terrell Harvey, chief executive officer of River Edge in a press release. “This is an affirmation of River Edge Board and staff’s work to make lives better for the people and communities we serve. At River Edge, we believe treatment is effective and recovery is to be expected. This reaccreditation affirms that.”

River Edge has provided comprehensive mental health, addictive disease, and developmental disabilities services and supports in Central Georgia since 1950. Through multiple locations, River Edge currently serves more than 12,000 youth and adult residents of Bibb, Baldwin, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and surrounding counties.

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