MARI Achieves Third Expedited Re-Accreditation

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The Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is excited to announce its re-accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA). This is the organization’s third re-accreditation after an extensive review of operations, clinical care outcomes, and stakeholder feedback. MARI was originally accredited in 2014 for 4 years.

“This expedited re-accreditation is a testament not only to the fantastic clinicians and trainees we have at MARI, carrying out the clinical care we provide, but also our administrative team who worked together to highlight and showcase the work we do,” said Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., MARI Senior Director.

The COA awarded MARI with the 4-year accreditation, a designation used to recognize programs that have met or exceeded the highest performance standards and best practices in human services. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed evaluation of MARI’s programs, services, management, and administration and an onsite peer review. 

“The process of seeking re-accreditation is intensive, takes time, and requires a massive amount of coordinated teamwork,” said Dr. Giordani. “It’s no surprise to me that the peer reviewers expedited our approval given how well our team was able to demonstrate how we meet and exceed best practices, continuous improvement, and clinical expectations in all that we do.”

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More About the Council On Accreditation

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