OVP HEALTH receives accreditation

RAVENSWOOD — OVP HEALTH, formerly Ohio Valley Physicians, which operates a facility in Ravenswood, has again received three-year accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for two of its programs for care and treatment of people suffering from opioid addiction in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

The accreditation process for the commission, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services worldwide, applies its rigorous, internationally-recognized standards during an on-site survey conducted by peer surveyors. OVP HEALTH’s three-day survey in February was focused on its integrated behavioral health (counseling) and its outpatient treatment (medication-assisted treatment) programs, and was conducted at a dozen OVP HEALTH facilities in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

During the survey, CARF surveyors found that “OVP HEALTH demonstrated substantial conformance” to its standards and “a true commitment to continuous quality improvement using the standards and best practices as espoused by CARF.”

“Consumers face a variety of options when deciding which programs to choose to help them recover from opioid addiction,” said Stacey Shy, chief executive officer of OVP HEALTH. “Accreditation is a sign of quality and is an important consideration in their decision making. They want to make sure the program they choose meets or exceeds the highest, most widely-accepted standards of care. And we believe CARF accreditation provides consumers with the assurance they need that OVP HEALTH is committed to doing things the right way.”

OVP HEALTH also received three-year CARF accreditations for its counseling and medication-assisted treatment programs in 2016.

The OVP HEALTH clinic in Ravenswood is at 705 Washington St.

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