Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System and its local division, Johnson Mental Health Center in Chattanooga, has been accredited for a period of three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System and Johnson Mental Health Center.
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System is a nonprofit organization with offices in Athens, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Cookeville, Crossville, Dayton, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Jasper, Lafayette, Lebanon, Livingston, Madisonville, McMinnville, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, and Smyrna. It has been providing mental health services for over 40 years, serving a 31-county area of Tennessee. The agency offers an array of prevention, treatment and recovery services for adults and children with mental health conditions and addictive disorders.
This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System is proud to be part of the CARF family. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.