The Joint Commission


Potomac Pathways has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Healthcare. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

Public Notice

Potomac Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission, which has an unannounced survey process for behavioral healthcare accreditation. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the organization's compliance with nationally established accreditation standards. The Joint Commission standards focus on patient safety and quality of care.

If you would like to contact the Agency Director to express concerns regarding quality and patient safety, you may contact him as follows:

Brooke H. Brody, LCSW-C, LCADC
Potomac Pathways
7945 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 214
Cabin John, MD 20818

Phone: (301) 987-7284

If you would like to contact the Joint Commission to express concerns regarding quality and patient safety, you may contact them at:

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: 800-994-6610
Fax: 630-792-5636

You can express concerns online at [email protected].