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HCRS Earns Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission

By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’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 becoming accredited, HCRS was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission team experienced in the delivery of behavioral health care services,” says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program at The Joint Commission. “Achieving accreditation demonstrates HCRS’ commitment to provide high and safe quality care.”

Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement. An independent, non-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.