HEMET, CA, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2014 —With the continuing escalation of costs and the myriad issues surrounding the delivery of health care, it seldom seems there’s a positive story about health care that is newsworthy. But one local substance abuse facility has been recognized for delivering highly effective inpatient care while doing so in a cost-efficient manner, and is having a great impact benefitting patients. HEMET VALLEY RECOVERY CENTER & SAGE RETREAT (HVRC.COM) has recently been awarded the Platinum designation by Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral Health, for the remarkable work the facility does here in Hemet Valley, working with those recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
“I believe HVRC & Sage Retreat truly represents the epitome of what outstanding substance abuse treatment can and should be,” said Dr. Rick Jemanez, National Medical Director, External Health Plans. “They are a credit to their community and to the addiction treatment profession at large.”HVRC & Sage Retreat was honored with the Platinum distinction based on clinical data collected by Optum over the course of an entire year. Optum looked at specific criteria, such as readmission rates and average length of inpatient stay, and compared HVRC’s data to that of other regionally-based facilities. Of the several key data points examined, HVRC exceeded nearly all.
“We are extremely proud and honored to have received this Platinum distinction,” said Steve Collier, Executive Director and Co-Founder. “I think it’s truly a well-deserved acknowledgement of the great work being performed by our team here at Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat. “When one of our providers refers a patient to our facility, they know that patient is going to receive excellent care. That is the kind of trust we’ve built with our providers over the years. And receiving Optum’s Platinum award serves to affirm that our providers’ trust is well placed with HVRC."
Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat offers a full continuum of care including: Acute Medical Detoxification, Rehabilitation, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Recovery Residences.