Stepping Stone Center for Recovery Recognized as a Platinum Provider in Achievements in Clinical Excellence
By: Lakeview Health
Published: June 27, 2018

Awarded by Optum for delivering effective and efficient clinical care JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 25, 2018) – Stepping Stone Center for Recovery, an in-network addiction treatment facility owned by Lakeview Health Holdings, earned Optum’s Platinum Tier recognition for delivering high-quality and cost-efficient care. The facility is one of three to achieve this tier in Florida. “Recognition from the Achievements in Clinical Excellence (ACE) 3.0 showcases our assurance to treat individuals with the appropriate level of care, facilitate proper correspondence between our providers and the health plan, and guide people to addiction recovery,” said Robert J. Bunker, president and CEO of Stepping Stone Center for Recovery. “We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and ethics. It is an incredible honor to partner with health plans like Optum.” To earn Platinum Tier status, facilities undergo a rigorous quality-focused measurement process according to ACE 3.0. This includes a thorough evaluation to prove the facilities’ effectiveness and efficiency based on industry standards. Through continuous monitoring, Optum recognizes and rewards top-performing facilities, which helps improve care for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. The program also helps consumers using the online provider directory make more informed choices by indicating which facilities fall in each tier.

About Stepping Stone Center for Recovery

Founded in 2006, Stepping Stone Center for Recovery uses a multidisciplinary method to serve individuals with addiction and psychiatric disorders. The facility offers an integrative health approach that addresses the medical, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of recovery. In addition to state licenses, Stepping Stone is also accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leader in developing standards and best practices for healthcare facilities. Their continuum of care provides patients with the education and tools to move successfully toward and maintain a life in recovery. To learn more, visit