Dual Licensure & Dual Accreditation

The Joint Commission has awarded Sierra Tucson with dual Accreditation — both as a "Hospital" and for "Behavioral Health Care." This endorses Sierra Tucson's commitment to excellence and our dual licensure as a Special Hospital and Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center.  Acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, The Joint Commission evaluates organization performance based on these standards and provides an objective assessment of clinical excellence. Sierra Tucson's Accreditation and "Gold Seal of Approval" by The Joint Commission demonstrates full compliance with its national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
For thirty years since its founding in 1978, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), which represents nearly 275 not-for-profit and for-profit providers (free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes), has acted as the voice of private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment programs throughout the U.S. That voice has been heard time and time again – in Congress, in the insurance industry, in the utilization review arena and in the chemical dependency treatment field itself.
Founded in 1974, as the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors and Trainers (NAACT), the organization's primary objective was to develop a field of professional counselors with professional qualifications and backgrounds. The organization evolved and became the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) in 1982, uniting professionals who worked for positive outcomes in alcohol and drug services.
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems has been a leader in advocating high-quality mental health and substance abuse care delivery for more than 78 years. Created in 1933, the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems today represents delivery systems working to coordinate a full spectrum of treatment services, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs as well as prevention and management services.
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