15 Acorn Health Locations Get Full BHCE Accreditation

December 29, 2021

Fifteen Acorn Health Locations Achieve Full Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Accreditation

Acorn Health is pleased to announce that 15 of its locations recently achieved Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) Accreditation®. The newly accredited centers join the rest of Acorn Health’s locations across seven states in achieving the distinction.

The 15 most recent Acorn Health locations to achieve BHCOE Accreditation® include:

• Charlottesville, VA
• Henrico, VA
• Mechanicsville, VA
• Midlothian, VA
• Franklin, TN
• Broomall, PA
• Fairmount, PA
• Annapolis, MD
• Columbia, MD
• Crofton, MD
• Frederick, MD
• Lanham, MD
• Odenton, MD
• Severna Park, MD
• Upper Marlboro, MD

The third-party designation is considered a highly coveted achievement that confirms Acorn Health meets or exceeds industry standards within applied behavior analysis services.

The full accreditation process typically takes 3-6 months, and includes document reviews, direct observations by BHCOE evaluators, staff and family surveys, review of staff qualifications and an extensive review of policies and procedures across all function areas.

The accreditation gives providers, caregivers and other key stakeholders confidence in an organization’s compliance and standardization within the industry. It also enables ABA providers to promote and grow their practices as standardizations are achieved and families seek accredited organizations for services.
BHCOE Accreditation® was made possible because of the hard work from several key Acorn Health team members, including: Kaitlin Watson, Cassy Davis, Gerardo Castillo, Julie Meter, Kate McKinney, Jenna Kokoski, and Kelti Owens.

Acorn Health plans to renew BHCOE Accreditation® for all its facilities next year.

To learn more about the BHCOE Accreditation® process and how its designation sets Acorn Health’s ABA services apart from other providers, visit https://bhcoe.org/become-a- bhcoe/faq/.