Veritas Collaborative Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

August 21, 2012

Veritas Collaborative has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes Veritas Collaborative’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Veritas Collaborative underwent a rigorous on-site survey in July 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Veritas Collaborative for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and families.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Veritas Collaborative has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve… Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Veritas Collaborative for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”— Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., Executive Director,
Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.

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 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.