Group awards 3-year accreditation to Rowan Vocational Opportunities
By Wilson R. Cherry
Rowan Vocational Opportunities
Rowan Vocational Opportunities Inc. has received a new three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The commission was established in 1966 to provide independent accreditation for rehabilitation facilities that provide services ranging from aging and mental illness to physical and developmental disabilities.
When a program is accredited, it means that has undergone an in-depth review of its services and policies. The basis of each survey is a detailed and rigorous set of standards.
The survey is conducted by recognized experts in a particular policy, service or subject matter. The accreditation is the highest level that can be awarded to an agency and verifies that Rowan Vocational Opportunities conforms to commission standards in an exemplary manner.
Rowan Vocational Opportunities hosted a team of surveyors in on-site visits at both the Salisbury and Concord facilities.
“We found that RVO and CVO continually demonstrate their commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and are of the highest quality of standards.” said Brian J. Boon, president and CEO of the accreditation commission.
“Our staff, administrative team and board of directors show their dedication and commitment to making sure that our consumers receive the best possible service available,” said Gary Yelton, executive director of RVO. “The survey results not only verifies the work that has already been done but also inspires us to continue improving and developing ways to motivate and enhance our consumers’ quality of life.”
Rowan Vocational Opportunities was founded in 1966, and the Concord facility was founded in 2010. They provide services and support to consumers under supervision of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, with the qualifications of staff, program standards and services reviewed on an ongoing basis to assure compliance with state standards.
The facilities also are reviewed regularly by Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions.
Rowan Vocational Opportunities Inc. is one of 16 United Way agencies in Rowan County.
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