The Mark of Excellence: MARI Receives Re-Accreditation


The Mary A. Rackham Institute has received re-accreditation from the Council on Accreditation. The designation is used to recognize programs that have met or exceeded the highest performance standards and best practices in human services. 

COA’s program of quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have met high performance standards and have made a commitment to their stakeholders to deliver the very best quality services,” said Richard Klarberg, COA president and chief executive officer.

The accreditation process is a rigorous one, including a self-review comparing organization policies with the currently accepted best practice standards in the industry, a visit from an evaluation team, and an in-depth review by the accrediting body. MARI’s high standard of industry best practices led to an expedited re-accreditation following the onsite evaluation team visit.

“Everyone at MARI —staff to trainees —can be very, very proud of this achievement,” said MARI director Bruno Giordani who congratulated King on such a successful accreditation.

Dr. Giordani recently replaced Cheryl King as director of MARI. Dr. King stepped down after more than eight years as the leader of MARI to pursue a sabbatical as a faculty member of Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr. Giordani is a professor of psychiatry, psychology, and nursing as well as the chief Psychologist for the Department of Psychology. 

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