Harwood Center Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Memphis, TN – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Harwood Center with a 2-Year Reaccreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications and consumer satisfaction and promote systems that enhance these areas. These areas are measured via a wide-ranging audit, including interviews with agency clinical leadership, in-depth on-site observation, a detailed staff qualification review, anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

BHCOE Accreditation is the only applied behavioral analysis (ABA)-specific accreditation. It provides feedback regarding clinical best practices, staff satisfaction and turnover, and consumer protection. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“At Harwood Center, earning BHCOE Reaccreditation is exciting because it demonstrates our team’s commitment to providing truly top-quality behavioral services,” said Executive Director Rachel Lauletta. “We look forward to continuing to provide individualized, effective behavioral care and working together to best serve our community for years to come.”

About BHCOE Accreditation

BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. For more information, visit www.bhcoe.org.

About Harwood Center

Founded in 1957, Harwood Center serves children ages 18 months through 6 years who have developmental delays and autism. Harwood strives to optimize the learning potential of each child that comes through their doors. Through individualized instruction and ABA therapy, Harwood meets the child where he/she is and builds on their strengths while helping them to overcome challenges in behavior, physical, social and emotional growth. For more information, please visit: www.harwoodcenter.org.

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