Bridges to Recovery Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Constellation Behavioral Health is proud to announce Bridges to Recovery has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Bridges to Recovery underwent a rigorous onsite survey where compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm were evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have a mental health disorders, addiction, an eating disorder, an intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Bridges to Recovery for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“Bridges to Recovery is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Qemal Shaholli, Executive Director of Bridges to Recovery. “Our staff continues to work together diligently to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for those in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess, and improve performance.


Bridges to Recovery’s premier licensed residential psychiatric facilities located in Los Angeles and San Diego are designed for men and women struggling with mental health disorders who are seeking a safe alternative to a hospital environment for their care. Bridges to Recovery’s clinical expertise, advanced assessments and diagnostics, intensive individual therapy, holistic and experiential services, and nurturing home-like residences provide safe and supportive environments for healing from mood, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health disorders.


Founded in 2010, Constellation is dedicated to creating and operating innovative treatment programs for adults with addiction, mental health and co-occurring disorders. Constellation was founded on the belief that excellent treatment outcomes require an intense focus on diagnosing and treating co-occurring disorders, and that a treatment program’s success ultimately depends on a strong combination of best in class clinical and medical care.

Constellation programs include Alta Mira Recovery Programs, a nationally recognized residential addiction and dual diagnosis treatment center in Sausalito, CA, Bridges to Recovery, a leading residential psychiatric treatment program in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA, and Hanbleceya Treatment Center, which offers long-term treatment for individuals suffering from severe and complex mental illnesses in San Diego, CA.