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For the latest updates in accreditation news – both at AG and the field of accreditation at large – see below.  If you are looking for something specific, use keywords in the search function.

April 28th, 2022

We are welcoming a new consultant, Yvonne Rockwood! Yvonne has an extensive regulatory and compliance background. During her career as a healthcare executive, Yvonne led successful Joint Commission surveys in a variety of healthcare settings, including all levels of behavioral health, acute care, skilled nursing, home care, and hospice. Yvonne’s most recent experience includes Associate Director of Behavioral Health Care at The Joint Commission. We are thrilled to have her as part of the AG team! For more information about Yvonne, visit the Our Team page. 

April 25th, 2022

Back on the road! Next week, Jennifer will be flying out to San Diego, CA, where she will be exhibiting at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Leadership Conference. Stop by if you’re in attendance! Click here for more information and to register.

April 15th, 2022


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recovery model has expanded the focus of traditional treatment for substance abuse disorders by including the person’s own goals and strengths to empower them to be actively involved in the process. But, how does this model relate to accreditation standards? Click here to read Accreditation Guru’s new blog and find out!

April 14th, 2022

The National Council’s NatCon 2022 was a triumphant success, and AG cannot wait to attend next year! There were so many wonderful speakers and connections made,  as well as an exceptional accreditation panel discussion, moderated by Jennifer Flowers. A special thank-you to Colette Bukowski (The Joint Commission), Michael Johnson (CARF International) and Kelly Barkley-Mane (Social Current) for their participation in Jennifer’s panel. Great job!