Gold Seal of Approval Awarded by the Joint Commission

The Children’s Center of Hamden has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Accreditation 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. The Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on January 12-15, 2021. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with Behavioral Health standards spanning several areas including but not limited to: provision of care/treatment/services, performance improvement, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

“At the Children’s Center of Hamden, we are committed to being a Center of Excellence as defined by our six pillars: Culture of Safety, Culture of Compliance, Culture of Support, Culture of Competency, Culture of Equity, and Culture of Fun. By becoming a Center of Excellence, the Children’s Center of Hamden holds high the standards of care for the individuals, youth and families we serve. In our 187 year history, our commitment to quality and compliance has never been stronger, as demonstrated by the re-accreditation from the Joint Commission,” says Selma N. Ward, Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Center of Hamden.

“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 The Children’s Center of Hamden for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”