Ridgeview receives Joint Commission reaccreditation

*Media Release*

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             CONTACT: Michael J. Yates

DATE: January 16, 2019                               PHONE: 865-719-7221

Ridgeview receives Joint Commission reaccreditation

Oak Ridge, TN – Ridgeview today announced it has earned Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission. The reaccreditation demonstrates Ridgeview’s commitment to the coordination of behavioral health care services through a rigorous process of external validation by a recognized expert in the field.

As an independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest performance standards.

Ridgeview underwent a rigorous onsite survey from October 30 through November 2, 2018. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with a set of standards that focus on the quality of life for individuals with mental illness or other behavioral health conditions.

Brian Buuck, CEO of Ridgeview, stated, “We’re delighted to once again meet the high-quality standards of care set forth by The Joint Commission, and we are confident that by doing so, it ultimately benefits the people we serve. Ridgeview’s commitment to its values of safety and quality, combined with the dedication of staff, are what led to an exceptional survey.  These factors are also critical anchors to fulfilling our mission and ensuring that hope, healing, and recovery is extended to everyone who seeks care and treatment at Ridgeview.” 

Ridgeview has maintained it’s accreditation from The Joint Commission since 1997. The accreditation period is for three years and the process consists of a rigorous survey of thousands of performance standards and facility site visits.


Michael Yates is the Director of Development at Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services.

Ridgeview is a private, not for profit community mental health center with locations in Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane, and Scott counties. To make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-834-4178 or for more information, you can also visit our website at www.ridgeview.com. Ridgeview’s walk-in clinic hours at the Main Center are Monday – Friday 8:30 – 10:30. Regular office hours remain 8 – 5 weekdays. If you have an emergent need please do not hesitate to contact our 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-870-5481. Follow Ridgeview on Facebook.