Sovereign Health Surpasses National Average in Clinical Effectiveness

04/17/2017

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, surpassed the national average performance of 50 other organizations across the country, according to data by McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. McLean Hospital's eBASIS report for July through September 2016 indicated that Sovereign Health's Residential Program patients had, on average, much greater improvements relative to nearly 30,000 patients from 50 other organizations across the country. 

"With all of the recognitions Sovereign Health has received over the past few years, including a spot on the 2016 Inc. 5000 Magazine's list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the third consecutive year, I wasn't surprised to see such impressive clinical outcomes for Sovereign Health's programs," said Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS, an internationally renowned researcher and Chief Scientific Officer for Sovereign Health. "Sovereign Health will continue to utilize cutting-edge tools and evidence-based treatments for mental health and substance use disorders as a way to enhance the high quality of treatment services and care we provide to our patients on an ongoing basis."

The Behavior and Symptoms Identification Scale (BASIS-24) is a leading behavioral health assessment tool with established psychometric properties that is administered to patients at admission and discharge in inpatient or residential treatment. The scale uses patient feedback from 24 items that ask them to rate their own psychiatric and substance abuse symptoms and problem difficulty on a five-point scale, ranging from mild to severe. The results are used to evaluate the effectiveness of an organization's treatment, services and care from the perspective of the patient across six domain scores [depression/functioning, relationship/interpersonal competence, psychosis, substance abuse, emotional lability (for example, mood swings) and self-harm].

The McLean eBASIS is a validated measure that furnishes vital health care information to providers such as Sovereign Health and researchers, internal quality assurance departments and accreditation agencies such as The Joint Commission. The data are used by The Joint Commission to ensure that accredited organizations such as Sovereign Health deliver safe and high-quality treatment, services and care to patients seeking mental health services. Specifically, the McLean eBASIS data are used to evaluate and improve an organization's effectiveness; the quality of care delivered to patients and provided organizations with feedback about a patient's symptoms and problems at both admission and discharge.

As a Joint Commission accredited organization, Sovereign Health strives to provide patients with a safe and therapeutic environment focused on high quality treatment and care tailored to their individual needs. Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, not only met The Joint Commission's performance guidelines in all six categories, but the organization's overall performance exceeded the national mean.

Sovereign Health's outstanding treatment outcomes indicate that the organization provided a higher quality of patient care relative to the average of 50 other Joint Commission-accredited organizations across the country. At Sovereign Health, patients can be assured that they will receive the highest level of treatment, services and care possible so they can go on to live healthy and productive lives. To see more about McLean's eBASIS results, visit Sovereign Health's eBASIS webpage.

About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.