jacho gold seal



We are very pleased to announce that on February 1, 2013 Adaptive Behavioral Services received the Gold Seal of Approval™ for Behavioral Health Care from The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospital Organizations. This JCAHO certification is indicative of our compliance with consensus-based national standards for the healthcare quality, performance measurement and improvement activities. The accreditation award recognizes Adaptive Behavioral Service’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

JCAHO Quality CheckAdaptive Behavioral Services underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated ABS  for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.


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

“With Joint Commission accreditation, Adaptive Behavioral Services (ABS) are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Dr. Omar Reid, Chief Clinical Officer  “Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

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.

Congratulations to our administrative office professionals whose daily actions reflect the high quality standards expected of an organization earning the gold seal of approval from The Joint Commission. Special thanks to the ABS Clinical Team,  for your daily contributions to our best business practices. The JCAHO surveyor commented on the quality of ABS he noted from direct observation and audits, as well as candid interviews with clients and ABS clinical associates. We are so appreciative of your support and cooperation in maintaining required compliance credential.

 Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public 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, including more than 10,600 hospitals  and more than 6,600 other health care organizations, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care

 ABS proudly displays our JCAHO gold seal for 2013!