The Union Recorder

Local News

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.

Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder e-edition and view this full article.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Lindsay Lohan Reveals She Had Miscarriage in Reality Show Finale ET Presents The Summer Movie Preview Teen hitchhikes in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii Marathoners Celebrate Easter With Tradition Celebs Share Their Easter Fun Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Lauren Stoner Shows Off Her Incredible Bikini Body At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Dr. Phil Put In The Hot Seat By His Own Wife Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend