Charlotte behavioral health facility HopeWay receives its accreditation

Exterior of HopeWay’s facility at 1717 Sharon Road West
Exterior of HopeWay’s facility at 1717 Sharon Road West Courtesy of HopeWay

HopeWay, the Charlotte residential and day treatment center for adults with behavioral health problems, has received its accreditation and certification.

The 36-bed facility admitted its first patient in November after receiving a state license. In a statement Friday, HopeWay said it has received its Behavioral Health Care Accreditation and Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission, a nonprofit group that is the main accrediting body for U.S. hospitals.

The two accreditations come after an on-site survey in late July, HopeWay said. The Joint Commission looked to ensure key areas were compliant with behavioral health standards, including care, treatment, environment of care, leadership and screening procedures, the center said.

Citing The Joint Commission, HopeWay says it is one of two programs in the state to receive the Behavioral Health Home Certification.

“We are excited and proud to be an accredited adult mental health care residential treatment center, serving clients in our own backyard and from around the country at the highest level,” said Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei, a psychiatrist and HopeWay’s CEO.

HopeWay’s 12-acre campus is at 1717 Sharon Road West in south Charlotte. The nonprofit center has 36 private rooms for residential clients, rooms for family and individual counseling, and space for activities such as art, cooking and gardening.

Treatment at HopeWay is voluntary. The center’s admission process starts with a call to 888-859-2106, followed by screening on the phone or in person. Patients are then scheduled for an in-person consultation with HopeWay’s psychiatry team.