Footprints to Recovery Achieves Behavioral Health Care “Gold Seal of Approval®” Accreditation From the Joint Commission

HAMILTON, N.J. and CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Footprints to Recovery, a recognized leader in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, announced today that its New Jersey- and Illinois-based treatment centers have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Footprints to Recovery, the nationwide drug and alcohol treatment center, underwent a rigorous onsite survey at its Illinois location Sept. 13-15 and at its New Jersey location Sept. 13-14.  During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas including care, treatment and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted at both locations.

Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program’s stamp-of-approval is provided to roughly only 19.2 percent of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.

“The Joint Commission accreditation speaks to Footprints to Recovery’s commitment to excellence,” says Hirsch Chinn, CEO of Footprints to Recovery.  “Organizations that are awarded the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval are dedicated to continuous operational improvement and to providing patient care at the highest standards. We are proud to be recognized as one of the world’s premier addiction treatment facilities.”

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance. 

About Footprints to Recovery:
Footprints to Recovery is a nationwide collection of drug and alcohol treatment centers, with its corporate headquarters in Chicago, Ill. With facilities in New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania, and with many more facilities set to open in the near future, Footprints to Recovery has found that each individual’s situation and needs are different and therefore offer a variety of resources and services to meet that demand such as: individualized treatment plans, individual and group therapy and well-versed counselors. Featured on national TV news stations as being a leader in the addiction recovery world, Footprints to Recovery aims to transform the lives impacted by addiction through advanced, proactive and evidenced based treatment. With a team of dedicated, educated and passionate clinicians and specialists, the company strives toward offering the best care to thousands throughout the country. The message is simple: There Are Better Days Ahead. To learn more about the Footprints to Recovery approach, program offerings or possible treatment options, visit

The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

Media Contacts:

Footprints to Recovery
Eliott Wolbrom
Chief Marketing Officer
(773) 231-5382

Barry Smith
BLS Public Relations
(818) 621-0839