Administrative Compliance Coordinator, Carrie Marceric, and Executive Director, Jerry Craig, were presented with the OACHBA Culture of Quality certification earlier this month.
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) awarded a Culture of Quality Board Certification to the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board after a recent site visit and review. This is the highest level of certification that a local behavioral health board can receive. The independent association of county alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health boards provides three-year certifications to boards that can demonstrate compliance with over 140 standards.
Cheri L. Walter, CEO of OACBHA, says the certification process offers a substantive and objective means by which to evaluate board’s processes, systems and efficiencies. “We ask a great deal of Ohio’s behavioral health boards, and it’s important to be able to measure and quantify their performance,” she said. “The Culture of Quality certification process is something that we take very seriously. The reviews are thorough, exacting and broad in scope. A multi-year certification offers conclusive evidence that a board is operating with very high levels of competency, skill and efficiency.”
OACBHA awards these three-year certification to boards that demonstrate substantial fulfillment of its standards, including compliance to risk management and insurance, health and safety, human resources, mission and program, governance, finance and operations, and ethics.