Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat has been recognized as Platinum by Optum for a second year in row. 

HEMET, CA, AUGUST 9th, 2015 — The acute inpatient behavioral health unit of Hemet Valley Recovery Center (HVRC) & Sage Retreat has once again been recognized by Optum as a Platinum acute inpatient behavioral health facility as measured in Optum’s Achievements in Clinical Excellence (ACE) program. Of the more than 650 acute inpatient facilities participating in ACE, HVRC & Sage Retreat was one of only 69 to receive the Platinum recognition for 2015, and one of only the 23 to achieve the Platinum distinction for a second consecutive year.

Begun as a pilot program in late 2013, ACE is a measurement program that correlates Optum’s vast resources of claims and admissions data to help identify and recognize those acute inpatient facilities that deliver both effective and efficient care.

“There is a tectonic shift occurring in healthcare today in which the emphasis is being placed on improving the quality of patient care while reducing overall costs, especially within acute inpatient facilities,” said Deb Adler, Senior Vice President, of Optum’s Specialty Network Services. “What we’re seeing is momentum away from the traditional fee-for-service model and toward a pay-for-value system,” she said. According the Adler, the shift to a pay-for-value system is why Optum, with its vast resources of data, has been able to position itself out front of the curve with programs such as Achievements in Clinical Excellence, or ACE. 

HVRC & Sage Retreat was presented with Optum’s Platinum distinction based on clinical data collected by Optum throughout all of 2014. Optum looked at specific criteria, such as readmission rates and average length of inpatient stay, and compared Shawnee Mission’s data to that of other regionally-based facilities. Of the several key data points examined, HVRC & Sage Retreat’s exceeded all metrics.

“I believe HVRC & Sage Retreat truly represents the epitome of what outstanding behavioral health care services can and should be,” said Dr. Rick Jimenez, National Medical Director, External Health Plans at Optum. “Recognition of this type is not handed out lightly, and it’s really a credit to the staff of HVRC & Sage Retreat that they are part of this very elite class of inpatient facilities – for a second year in a row, in fact.

Steve Collier, RN

“We are extremely proud and honored to have received this second consecutive Platinum distinction,” said Steve Collier, Executive Director and Co-Founder of HVRC & Sage Retreat. “I think it’s truly a well-deserved acknowledgement of the great work being performed by our team here at HVRC & Sage Retreat. “When a provider refers a member to our facility, they know that client is going to receive excellent care. That’s the bottom line. And that is the kind of trust we’ve built with our referring sources over the years. And receiving Optum’s Platinum award for a second time in two years serves to underscore our commitment to both our referring providers and members seeking treatment. 

Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat offers a full continuum of care including: Acute Medical Detoxification, Rehabilitation, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Recovery Residences.

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