Meridian Earns Three-Year Term of Accreditation from CARF

Gainesville, Fla. – CARF International announced that Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. has earned Three -Year Term of Accreditation. Meridian has achieved the honor of accreditation through CARF since 2005.  

An organization receiving a Three-Year Term of Accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns this accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a comprehensive community behavioral healthcare organization located in North Central Florida. With in-person services available throughout the North Florida central region, Meridian maintains offices in the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union and statewide through a comprehensive on-demand Telehealth program.  Mbhci.org/telehealth

“Accreditation demonstrates that Meridian is committed to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences, and providing the best possible quality of care for our clients,” said Joy Riddle, senior vice president of marketing, communications, and advancement. “This unbiased outside evaluation helps us to understand how well we are putting the needs of our patients at the forefront of everything that we do” continued Riddle.

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 and continuous improvement services that center 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. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a comprehensive community behavioral healthcare organization located in North Central Florida. With services available throughout the region, Meridian maintains offices in these eleven counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union. Meridian is CARF accredited and licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Agency For Healthcare Administration. Its mission is to promote the health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illness and substance use disorders through prevention, coordinated treatment, and supportive services and is based on the vision that hope, recovery, and wellness are within everyone’s reach. For more information, visit http://mbhci.org/. 

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