Los Altos, CA – The Healthy Teen Project was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety Standards of it’s Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs.

“The Healthy Teen Project clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for the HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. The Healthy Teen Project met or exceeded the standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this important distinction,” said Katie Bell, Co-Founder and CEO of The Healthy Teen Project. “The awarding of the HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients, their families, and our community. Quality of care is a priority focus for our Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient programs.”

About The HFAP:

The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Originally created in 1945, the HFAP is the oldest accrediting body in the country. The HFAP surveying process and standards benefit from oversight by a wide range of medical professionals, including both allopathic and osteopathic disciplines. The HFAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information about the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Programs, go to: www.hfap.org.

In 2015, the HFAP was acquired by the Accreditation Association, a family of organizations committed to developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation Association organizations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement and Acreditas Global.

About The Healthy Teen Project:

The Healthy Teen Project offers Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization programs for adolescents struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders. For more information about The Healthy Teen Project’s programs and services, call (650) 941-2300, email info@healthyteenproject.com or visit www.healthyteenproject.com.

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