The Joint Commission awards Chesapeake Health Care the Gold Seal of Approval® for its behavioral health care services.

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Chesapeake Health Care is proud to have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for its behavioral health care services. Pictured here (left to right) are Dr. B. Lee Jennings, Chief Medical Officer, Christie Brittingham, RN BSN, QI/QA Coordinator, Crystal Lambert, LCSW-C, Head of CHC’s Mental Health Dept., Brian Holland, CPA, Chief Executive Officer (holding the plaque), and Sue Gray, RN MSN, Chief Operations Officer.



Salisbury, MD (July 24, 2018) — Chesapeake Health Care today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s outstanding commitment to providing safe and effective behavioral health care.

Chesapeake Health Care underwent a rigorous onsite survey on May 10, 2018 by The Joint Commission. They were evaluated on compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas including behavioral health care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. The Joint Commission also conducted onsite observations and interviews with the staff and mental health care providers.

“Chesapeake Health Care is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, which is the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Brian Holland, CEO. “I’m proud of our entire staff who worked together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that improve the mental health care for those in our community. This accreditation exemplifies our commitment to continually improving our patient care to those who live on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.”

Chesapeake Health Care was also awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for its excellence in ambulatory care in 2016.


Chesapeake Health Care

Founded in 1994, Chesapeake Health Care is a multidisciplinary healthcare practice serving Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties in Maryland. Approximately 100 providers are on staff to provide healthcare to the region’s patients in Adult and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology, Mental Health, Dental, and Pharmacy. Health care is extended to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and insured. A Sliding Fee Scale program is available to assist eligible patients with healthcare payments. For more information about Chesapeake Health Care visit


The Joint Commission
Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.


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