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GAADS Receives Quality Award
Media Contact Information:
Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
or (818) 800-3113
gonzala1@ah.org

Glendale Adventist Alcohol & Drug Services is The Proud Recipient of the James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award for 2012

Glendale Adventist Medical Center continuously identifies opportunities for improvement through processes, education and initiatives to provide the best patient care.

GLENDALE, CA -- May 2, 2012 -- Hospital officials are proud to announce that the Glendale Adventist Alcohol & Drug Services (GAADS) department has became the proud recipient of the James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award for 2012. The award was established in 2000 and is supported by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

As a recipient of the award, GAADS will receive recognition throughout the industry with a profile page in the Behavioral Healthcare April 2012 issue. GAADS will also be recognized at the 2012 NAATP annual conference.

For 10 years now, Glendale Adventist Alcohol & Drug Services has had a data collection system in place for quality improvement purposes in clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction for both inpatient and outpatient settings. One example of actionable data collected suggested that women might benefit from gender-separated services. GAADS was able to identify the need and make the change for better outcomes.

Over the years, GAADS has been able to collect important information with the data collection system to truly improve the quality of their services for the patients they serve. As a result, Glendale Adventist Alcohol & Drug Services (GAADS) became the proud recipient of the James W. West, M.D. Quality Improvement Award for 2012.

“A principal outcome for the GAADS team is meaningful work.” says Scott Robertson, GAADS program director. “ Addiction professionals work in treatment because they thrive on helping change lives. The proof in patient improvement allows the team to know that they have made a difference.”

“GAADS was awarded for their remarkable ability to administer a data collection system” says Dennis Gilhousen, president of NAATP. “Most programs will collect data and put it aside, but GAMC didn’t do that. They had the tenacity to pursue and maintain a program for over 10 years.”

For more information on GAADS, please go to http://www.glendaleadventist.com/gaads or call (818) 242-3116.