The Children’s Center of Hamden has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1986.

The Children’s Center of Hamden is one of only three nonprofit Residential Treatment organizations in Connecticut that The Joint Commission recognizes as meeting their national standard for Behavioral Health Care services. The Center’s accreditation scores are so high that it consistently earns three-year accreditations instead of one-year accreditations, and has been doing so since 1999.

The Joint Commission has been the acknowledged leader for more than 60 years in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care. Since its founding in 1951 the Commission has effectively evaluated organizational performances based on these standards, and is the only accrediting organization with the capability and experience to evaluate health care organizations across the continuum of care.

Among the components assessed by The Joint Commission for accreditation during its onsite reviews are:

  • Clinical and medical services
  • Clinical documentation
  • Treatment planning processes
  • Client safety
  • Physical plant
  • Staff interactions with youth
  • Governance
  • Continuous quality improvement

The Children’s Center of Hamden has steadily exceeded The Joint Commission’s expectations on these and other components.

Individuals interested in contacting the Joint Commission to report concerns about safety or quality of care are encouraged to contact Todd Johnson, Chief Administrator and Chairperson of the Safety Committee (email). Todd will provide you with a current contact at the Joint Commission.