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Walden, Earns Coveted CARF Accreditation

Posted on: August 13, 2014 11:00 am

Leading Maryland Behavioral Health Treatment and Services Provider, Walden, Earns Coveted CARF Accreditation


The multi-location organization has been providing superior treatment and support services throughout Southern Maryland for over 40 years. Its recent CARF accreditation is a testament to Walden’s commitment to excellence and ongoing improvement.
Walden, a renowned behavioral health treatment provider in Southern Maryland, has again received a 3 year CARF accreditation. This marks an important hallmark for the staff at Walden, who have been working to promote the overall health of its surrounding community since 1973.
CARF, the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is at the forefront of promoting the quality and value of services offered through rehabilitation facilities worldwide. Its consultative approach and continuous improvement services focus on enhancing the lives of those served by its accredited organizations, of which there are more than 6700 throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa (www.carf.org).
CARF accreditation is significant for Walden due to its selectivity and competitive distinction within the industry. CARF requires accredited organizations to commit to a continual improvement in services, as well as an ongoing focus to meet the unique needs of each individual person.
Walden’s long history as an outstanding provider of behavioral health treatment and services was again recognized with the highest level of accreditation. Leveraging the unique strengths of its dedicated employees and industry experts, Walden offers a full menu of service options including crisis intervention, mental health, psychiatric, and crisis therapy and counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, as well as community initiatives and recovery support.
“Receiving a three-year accreditation from CARF is an honor and a testament to the dedication and professional work of our entire team at Walden. We are proud to have earned this distinction and look forward to continued innovations, “best practices”, and partnerships to serve even more of the deserving people in Southern Maryland” said, Walden CEO Kathleen O’Brien, PhD.