Sheriff’s Adult Detention Center Receives Health Care Accreditation

April 3, 2009

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center was honored to receive re-accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) during a recent audit. The Sheriff’s Office has maintained this accreditation since 1981. The accreditation process takes place every three years.

The facility and its employees received 100% compliance with all of NCCHC’s Standards of Health Services in Jails. The review ensures compliance with numerous health and safety standards to include health care services and support, special needs and services, and governance and administration.

“To successfully pass all of the standards is a testament to the dedication of the employees of the Sheriff’s Office,” said Health Care Administrator Donna Mayne. “The nurses, mental health staff and deputies are committed to providing quality health care in a clean, safe and healthy environment.”

In its report, the NCCHC commended facility staff for their professional conduct, assistance and candor during the course of its review. NCCHC’s voluntary health services accreditation program is well known and respected among the nation’s prisons, jails and juvenile detention facilities. Close to 500 institutions participate in this program, including most of the largest and most innovative in the country.

This is the second accreditation the Sheriff’s Office has received this year. Last month, the agency received law enforcement accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

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