Las Vegas, NV June 17, 2021
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital today announces the facility has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Rawson-Neal is a licensed psychiatric hospital operated and staffed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
This recognition for the care provided at SNAMHS — which includes inpatient and outpatient services for adults living in Clark County, and for adults, children and adolescents in the rural communities of Mesquite and Laughlin — is a testament to the dedication of those who work at the facility.
“Mental health is important for all of us, and the Nevadans who receive services at SNAMHS are among our most vulnerable and in need of the most assistance,” Hospital Administrator Susan Lynch said. “Patient care is our number one priority and our staff works diligently to ensure the treatment at Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services is consistently above standard.”
SNAMHS underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in March, during which the facility was evaluated for compliance with hospital standards in areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
During the survey, Joint Commission reviewers were complimentary of the care provided to SNAMHS patients. They noted how welcoming, respectful, knowledgeable and compassionate the staff were, and how well-kept the facility was.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers and patients; and standards are informed by scientific literature to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer of the Accreditation and Certification Operations, and The Joint Commission’s chief nursing executive. “We commend Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services and the state Department of Health and Human Services for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
The facility continually educates SNAMHS staff about risk points and safety concerns, setting performance improvement benchmarks and surveilling service delivery and programs to ensure ongoing quality care for all patients.
Inpatient services are provided on the main SNAMHS campus located at 6161 West Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas.
For more information on SNAMHS or other Division of Public and Behavioral Health programs, go to dpbh.nv.gov.