Passages Malibu and Ventura celebrate second anniversary of JCAHO accreditation

Passages Malibu

Globally renowned Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura Addiction Treatment Centers are celebrating their second year of certification by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) this month, according to a recent press release.

JCAHO is a private nonprofit organization with the goal of improving and monitoring safety, treatment procedure, and client care within high quality healthcare organizations. JCAHO states its mission is “To continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.” Joint Commission Accreditation is a now required condition of licensure for healthcare institutions by most state governments, said the release.

The father and son team of Chris and Pax Prentiss founded Passages Malibu in 2001 and have become leaders of the non-12 step holistic treatment for substance abuse, says Passage’s website. The Prentiss’ opened a second facility in Ventura, CA after eight years of successfully treating people at the Malibu facility.

To learn more about Passages Malibu, visit or call (888) 812 – 1554 .