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Resources for Maintaining Behavioral Health Accreditation

Gold Seal of Approval

Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Contact Directory

Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ
Executive Director

Peggy Lavin, LCSW
Senior Associate Director

Megan Marx, MPA
Associate Director

Darrell Anderson
Senior Specialist Business Development

Idessa Butler
Business Specialist


Behavioral Healthcare Instruments Listing

Friday June 2, 2017


Have a standardized tool yet for the 2018 revision to the measures standards?  See our page here.


Why Behavioral Health Providers Choose The Joint Commission

Friday March 3, 2017


Why choose Joint Commission accreditation? See why these leaders in behavioral health care continue to seek The Gold Seal.

Watch Video.


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


Be a Mentor

Friday July 1, 2011


Share your knowledge of behavioral health accreditation with an organization just beginning the Joint Commission process. Learn more or sign up


You’re accredited. Now what?

Gold Seal


So what do you do now that you’re accredited? Review our publicity kit for suggestions on how to promote your achievement!. Learn More




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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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