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HCRS Earns Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, HCRS has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for another three years. HCRS is the only state-designated community mental health agency in Vermont to receive this accreditation.

Originally accredited by the Joint Commission in 2003, HCRS demonstrates its continued commitment to quality care and client safety by recently receiving Joint Commission accreditation for another three years. “In achieving accreditation, HCRS was demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program at The Joint Commission. “Behavioral health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend HCRS for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.