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Jessamine Achieves CQL Accreditation

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The Jessamine Place
Achieves CQL Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation

The Jessamine Place has been awarded the four-year Person-Centered Accreditation from CQL I The Council on Quality and Leadership. This awards confirms that the organization embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.

When The Jessamine Place partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation, it undertook a rigorous process to review and improve supports and services. The efforts of The Jessamine Place were focused on empowering the people who receive supports to pursue what really matters in their lives, and achieve their personality-defined outcomes.

The Jessamine Place has been awarded CQL accreditation as a result of demonstrating proficiency in the following areas:

Basic Assurances
Ensuring fundamental safeguards related to health, safety and human security
Personal Outcomes Measures
Supporting and empowering people to achieve their goals and dreams
Person-Centered Excellence
Demonstrating organizational commitment to continued enhancement of systems

“CQL commends The Jessamine Place for its success in increasing the quality fo life for the people its supports. We are pleased to partner with them on this this journey of ongoing organizational transformation,” states Mary Kay Rizzolo, president and CEO of CQL.

August Employees of the Month

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Legislative Breakfast

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On August 17, South Central Primary Care Center hosted a Legislative Breakfast in Ocilla, GA. Pictured L – R: Senator Tyler Harper, Celanese Floyd from Office of the District Attorney – Cordele Judicial Circuit, State Representative Penney Houston, U.S. Representative Austin Scott, Sandra Sheppard, Ann Searcy, Crystal McCranie from Jessamine Place, and Charles Sheppard from Office of the District Attorney – Cordele Judicial Circuit.

CIR Investigation Certification

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The agency is very proud to announce that we have 3 new certified Critical Incident Reporting (CIR) Investigators. On August 1 – 3, Constance Foster, Linda Sue Cole, and Crystal McCranie successfully completed their certification for CIR Investigation. Training was held in Atlanta, Georgia.

August RIGHT of the Month

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People First Donates

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The People First of Fitzgerald donated school supplies during the 2nd Annual Back Pack and School Supplies Giveaway hosted by Commissioner Hope Harmon and Act for Change Group.

This event was held at the Blue and Gray Park and over 200 backpacks were given away.

Faithful Service Award

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PNetter Faithful Service

Mrs. Brooks presented the State of Georgia Faithful Service Award to Patricia Netter for 25 years of service. Congratulations Patricia!

Dorothy Goes To Washington

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Dorothy serves on the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).

In July, she was chosen to represent the state of Georgia at the national conference held in Washington, DC