(Huntington, WV)  OVP HEALTH, based in downtown Huntington, WV, has received three-year accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for four of its programs related to the care and treatment of people seeking recovery from substance use disorders (SUD).

After an intensive five-day survey, CARF found that OVP HEALTH’s Integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care program and its Outpatient SUD Treatment program demonstrated substantial conformance to CARF’s rigorous and internationally-recognized standards. Those programs were awarded their third consecutive three-year accreditations. CARF also awarded three-year accreditations to two new OVP HEALTH programs, its Call Center, which acts as a conduit to help people with substance abuse issues; and the OVP HEALTH Recovery Center, an 80-bed, inpatient SUD treatment center in South Point, OH.

“CARF accreditation is important because it holds our company to a very high standard and ensures that we are providing the very best care and service to our patients,” said Robert A. Hess, MD, FAAFP, president, co-founder, and chief medical officer of OVP HEALTH. “This is what separates OVP HEALTH from other companies that cut corners and don’t prioritize the welfare and best interests of their patients, as they should.”

“Our teams started preparing for these surveys nearly three years ago, digging into every single one of our policies, making necessary changes, and then implementing them in an effort to provide better care for our patients,” said Stephanie McCloud, vice president of operations. “We essentially put all of our operations under a microscope and scrutinized every aspect of them. It’s clear that our outstanding survey performance was the result of great preparation, strong leadership, and a total team effort from everyone, at all levels of our organization.”

OVP HEALTH provides an extensive range of emergency department and hospitalist services for local and regional hospitals; operates a network of community primary care centers; and offers accredited outpatient and inpatient medication-assisted treatment and counseling services for people suffering from addiction in a growing number of communities across West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information about OVP HEALTH, go to ovphealth.com.