Harwood Center Earns 1-Year BHCOE Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Memphis, TN – – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Harwood Center with a 1-Year Accreditation, 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.

“A commitment to transparency is very apparent at Harwood Center. This provider places a high emphasis on caregiver satisfaction and positive outcomes for their patients,” said Sara Gershfeld Litvak, Founder of BHCOE. “We are excited to commend the Clinical Director, Rachel Lauletta, and Assistant Clinical Director, Michelle Pleasant, as well as their fantastic team, on creating a comprehensive program that is a valuable resource to the Memphis special needs community.”

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, we are grateful for our team of staff that works tirelessly to support our families. We are honored to be receiving the BHCOE Accreditation because it reflects our commitment to constant growth and improvement,” said Clinical Director Rachel Lauletta, “We take great pride in the work that we do and look forward to continuing to serve the Memphis community.”

About BHCOE Accreditation
The 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 https://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: http://www.harwoodcenter.org.

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