Rhode Island State Psychiatric Hospital accredited by Joint Commission

The Rhode Island State Psychiatric Hospital in Cranston received accreditation from The Joint Commission.

In a two-day survey, Joint Commission representatives assessed the hospital’s adherence to standards that address 19 areas, including life safety, environment of care, medication management and emergency management, according to a May 23 state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals news release shared with Becker's

"The results of this survey by The Joint Commission point to the dedication of the hospital’s staff and their commitment to care for our patients," Richard Charest, department director, said in the release. "Because of their efforts, we now have a fully accredited hospital." 

The hospital, which opened Oct. 25, is now accredited for three years.

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