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Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

Prestigious Behavioral Health Care Accreditation is Awarded to Breathe by the Joint Commission

West Hollywood, CA, Jan. 29, 2015 – Breathe Global, LLC today announced that Breathe Weho Treatment Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. This accreditation is a symbol of best-in-class quality and represents a set of standards embraced at Breathe.

“Getting our Joint Commission accreditation was the culmination of months of hard work and dedication, and we will continue to set the bar high as we care for and connect with our clients who are recovering from drugs, alcohol and eating disorders,” said Breathe CEO Deb Hughes. “I am so proud of our team, including the leadership of Clinical Director Kathleen Murphy and Director of Clinical Programming, Tian Dayton. They, alongside Performance Improvement Manager Brandon Kneefel have helped make Breathe a powerful treatment experience to which the Joint Commission has given its highest mark.”

Breathe delivers world-class clinical care and utilizes outcome-based therapy techniques to aid in eating disorders, weight loss, smoking cessation and all forms of substance use disorder. To earn the Joint Commission “Gold Seal,” Breathe underwent a rigorous on-site survey during which experienced and licensed behavioral health care professionals evaluated compliance with certain standards and requirements. A trauma-informed, recovery/resilience-oriented philosophy and approach to care, treatment, and services were embedded in all the requirements.

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with the best healthcare experts and providers and quality improvement measurements. The standards are shaped by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance and outcomes.

“When we opened Breathe in West Hollywood in the fall of 2013 I knew we had the possibility of creating a powerful treatment environment and program. We built Breathe with an eye on The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal,” Breathe Founder Brad Lamm commented. “This accreditation reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective trauma-informed treatment and care, and we look forward to continuing to deliver these high quality services for years to come.”

Breathe Treatment Services provides industry-leading, evidence-based, clinical services including individual and group therapy, dynamic experiential modalities, life skills development and Family Class.

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About Breathe Life Healing Centers + Treatment Services

Breathe is a new generation of recovery treatment center – using trauma-informed experiential therapies to help clients recover from drugs, alcohol and eating disorders. Breathe is insurance friendly treatment and, since founded in 2012 in New York City’s Gramercy Park, Breathe has grown to include programs in Laurel Canyon (LA) and Palmer Park (Detroit).

About The Joint Commission:

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, laboratory and nursing home services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission has two nonprofit affiliate organizations: The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems and Joint Commission Resources (JCR) provides consulting services, educational services, and publications. Joint Commission International, a division of JCR, accredits and certifies international health care organizations. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

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