The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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May 26, 2012

FYI for 5/27/2012

Robert M. Greer Center program is accredited

The Robert M. Greer Center, the only state-owned residential treatment facility in Oklahoma that exclusively serves individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, recently was awarded accreditation from National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD), a world leader in providing training and establishing standards for the treatment of the dually diagnosed.

The Achieve NADD accreditation, for the program at Greer — managed by Liberty of Oklahoma Corporation — was evaluated in a number of areas including treatment plans, crisis prevention and intervention, and ethical conduct. The evaluation process includes an extensive survey and records review to determine whether the program reflects the best practices in the field.

“In our quest to provide the greatest value and services for the clients we serve at the Robert M. Greer Center, their families, Oklahoma taxpayers and the state, Liberty of Oklahoma Corporation follows some of the toughest national accreditation standards that are the most applicable to our clients,” said Dr. Hugh M. Sage, the center’s executive director.

“When NADD made its accreditation program available last November, we realized that objective evidence of compliance with those additional standards would be ideally suited to attest to the appropriateness and efficacy of Liberty’s clinical and related practices for our highly specialized client population,” Sage said. “And, in fact, our NADD survey last February produced a number of helpful recommendations for strengthening our program.”

Liberty’s program at the Greer Center is the first to be awarded accreditation from NADD.

“We are pleased that Liberty of Oklahoma/Robert M. Greer Center has received the first NADD Accreditation,” said Dr. Robert J. Fletcher, founder and CEO of NADD. “Liberty of Oklahoma/Robert M. Greer Center has earned the NADD Accreditation by substantially meeting the high standards NADD has established. This designation, the NADD ‘seal of approval,’ indicates that Liberty of Oklahoma/Robert M. Greer Center provides quality services for individuals who have intellectual/developmental disabilities co-occurring with mental illness.”

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