Sovereign Health Group’s Fort Myers facility receives Joint Commission accreditation

September 27, 2015 CONRIC PR

The Florida treatment location earns “Gold Seal of Approval”

The Joint Commission recently awarded the coveted “Gold Seal of Approval” to Sovereign Health’s Fort Myers facility. Joint Commission accreditation is the highest level of accreditation possible and is considered the gold standard for healthcare facilities nationwide. The Gold Seal identifies Sovereign Health of Florida as a premier provider behavioral health treatment services and certifies that Sovereign Health meets the commission’s highest standards. The facility passed a rigorous site inspection and all policies and procedures were approved by the Joint Commission team. The program at Fort Myers will undergo routine inspections by the organization to ensure that it continues to meet these standards. Sovereign Health of Florida will be required to renew its accreditation after three years.

Jennifer A. Feriola, M.A., Program Director at Sovereign’s Fort Myers facility, elaborated on why this acknowledgment from the Joint Commission is significant to the program. She stated, “Joint Commission accreditation is a huge step for our Behavioral Health Program.  We look forward to upholding these high standards and continuing to provide Sovereign Health of Florida clients with the field’s newest evidence-based modalities.”

Sovereign’s San Clemente, Calif. facility received its accreditation in 2009. The company’s teen and adolescent facility in Rancho San Diego, Calif. also received accreditation earlier this year.

About Sovereign Health of Florida

Sovereign Health of Florida employs a natural approach to treating the person and not his or her disorder, offering the best possible chance for a quick recovery and a better life. It offers 24/7 staff support and admissions, residential living, education for the individual and family, counseling, therapy, and a continuing care plan and alumni services that help individuals maintain recovery and improve cognition.

Sovereign Health of Florida is constantly employing new therapeutic approaches and seeking new licenses and certifications being regularly evaluated by the Joint Commission (in its San Clemente, California headquarters where it maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau) to ensure compliance with its standards of providing the highest quality of service. For more information regarding the Florida facility or licensure, call 866-269-2493 or visit  

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