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Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Contact Directory

Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW
Executive Director

Peggy Lavin, LCSW
Senior Associate Director

Megan Marx, MPA
Associate Director

Peter Vance
Field Director

Emily Wells
Manager, Accreditation and Certification Operations

Helen Bracey
Senior Account Executive

Stephanie Kaufman
Senior Account Executive

Laura O'Keefe
Senior Account Executive

Brett Cullen
Account Executive

Allison Kikilas
Account Executive

Darrell Anderson
Senior Specialist Business Development

Diana Murray
Regional Manager Florida & Georgia

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Concerned about an Ebola outbreak?

Friday November 7, 2014

Review the Joint Commission standards that will help your organization create and manage a plan to identify and stop the spread of Ebola. This is a document identifying those standards the Joint Commission uses to ensure that organizations have policies and procedures in place to manage the risk of infectious disease, including Ebola.
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Take 5 with The Joint Commission: Consider Behavioral Health Home Certification

Monday February 24, 2014


Tracy Collander, executive director, The Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Program, explains how this new certification can help your organization coordinate and integrate primary physical and behavioral healthcare. Listen to the podcast


Behavioral Health Accreditation: About the On-Site Survey

Behavioral Health Accreditation: About the On-Site Survey

New video highlighting key aspects of The Joint Commission survey process in residential programs.


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Behind Every Gold Seal
Is an Organization Dedicated to Quality

Friday August 2, 2013
Gold Seal of Approval


Learn about the benefits of Joint Commission Behavioral Health accreditation by clicking on the Tools for Accreditation on this page, or visit the Resources for Achieving Accreditation.  We look forward to working with you.
Already accredited? Thank you!  Be sure to check out the Resources for Maintaining Accreditation just for you.

Find a Joint Commission Accredited Provider

Tuesday Januray 28, 2014
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Today, over 2,000 behavioral health providers across the country have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and can proudly display the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval(TM).  Learn who they are at


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Bottom line, Joint Commission accreditation helps us attract customers who might not look at us otherwise. The Gold Seal gives us instant credibility. We have facilities in different parts of the country, so when families choose a location they know that each facility provides the same high quality care no matter where it is located. Read More

Chris A. Banken
Vice President of Arizona Operations
Sequel Youth and Family Services

Eating Recovery Center chose to be accredited by The Joint Commission, rather than another accrediting organization or not at all, so that our programs and services would be designed and operated to meet or exceed the most rigorous quality standards in the health care industry. Read More

Andrew L. Braun, M.B.A.
Executive Director
Eating Recovery Center

Joint Commission accreditation gives us recognition and credibility for meeting the national standards set forth by behavioral health care experts. This assures clients and their families that they are receiving the highest quality treatment for eating disorders. Read More

Trish O'Donnell, L.P.C., ATR-BC
Program Director
Eating Disorder Center of Denver

The decision to become Joint Commission accredited has been crucial to our success.  Accreditation forms the foundation of our policies and procedures and has established us as a safe, stable, clinical environment. Read More

Dustin Tibbitts, L.M.F.T.
Executive Director
InnerChange New Haven

We compared several accrediting bodies and The Joint Commission was the clear favorite. Its reputation for excellence, the educational and professional nature of its surveyors, and its willingness to help us through the accreditation process made it the best choice for our organization. Read More

Scott Proctor, Ph.D., FCGA, CFE, CPA
Founding principal
Recovery Ways

Joint Commission accreditation has been the single most comprehensive, challenging and effective tool for organizational change. Accreditation stimulated our community mental health center to move beyond a prescriptive “follow the rules” culture to using data-driven measures for quality, satisfaction and positive outcomes. Read More

Kelly Dylag, R.N., M.S.N.
President and CEO
Far West Center

We pride ourselves on quality services, so we wanted the community to see that we had The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. The hospital in our community has that recognition, so people know what it means. Joint Commission accreditation is a known quality indicator. Read More

Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, CAP
Tykes & Teens

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