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Council on Accreditation (COA) Reaccreditation

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Mike Watkins
Chief Executive Officer
Big Bend Community Based Care
525 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Dear Mr. Watkins: 
On behalf of the Council on Accreditation (COA), I am delighted to inform you that Big Bend Community Based Care has been reaccredited.  In addition, Big Bend Community Based Care was expedited through the Pre-Commission Review Report (PCR) process as a result of not receiving any out of compliance ratings in any of the fundamental practice standards.  Congratulations on this amazing achievement. 
Because Big Bend Community Based Care was expedited, you will not be receiving a PCR.  As a next step, I would like to encourage you to share this wonderful accomplishment with your staff, board of trustees, funders, regulatory bodies and all of your other stakeholders.  
In four weeks, or upon financial clearance, you will be receiving your formal reaccreditation notification letter, Final Accreditation Report, and an accreditation plaque. We encourage you to display this plaque in an accessible public space where staff and clients can easily take notice and feel confident and proud to be part of Big Bend Community Based Care. In addition, you will receive a web link that will enable access to COA’s Promotional Tool Kit. The Promotional Tool Kit will help you maximize the value of your COA accreditation to internal and external stakeholders. 

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.  COA is proud to recognize Big Bend Community Based Care as one of these outstanding providers, and we wish you the very best in your continuing work with the individuals you serve. 
On behalf of the COA staff and board of trustees, congratulations again on your achievement. 
Richard Klarberg
President & CEO