Hudson Awarded Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Sep 22, 2022News

Salisbury, Md. – September 21, 2022 – Hudson Behavioral Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Hudson Behavioral Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced site review in May of 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Behavioral Health standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control and medication management.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Hudson Behavioral Health for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

“It is of utmost importance that Hudson meets rigorous national standards in order to deliver safe, high-quality care to our patients,” said Leslie Brown, CEO of Hudson Behavioral Health. “To that end, Leah Evans, our Director of Compliance & Quality Assurance, works year-round to ensure our processes and procedures are constantly improving.”

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About Hudson Behavioral Health

Hudson Behavioral Health was founded in 1980 and is licensed to operate in both Maryland and Delaware. The nonprofit is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving its Gold Seal of Approval. Learn more about Hudson’s innovative approach to recovery, behavioral health and wellness at Hudson Behavioral Health is an affiliate of Hudson Health Services, Inc.

About us

Hudson Behavioral Health was formed in 1980 (as Hudson Health Services, Inc.) to bring the first residential recovery program to the Eastern Shore. Today, thousands of patients later, we remain the leader in recovery programs and resources, with our staff of 100 committed to serving each patient as an individual.