The Joint Commission periodically surveys and accredits DMH psychiatric hospitals in Massachusetts. Patients, family members, staff, and community members may contact a specific facility or The Joint Commission with safety or patient concerns.
Below are The Joint Commission Contacts for each area.
Julie Schwager, LICSW, Area Director
Sue Sciaraffa, Area Director
Worcester State Hospital
Joint Commission Contact: Jacqueline Ducharme, Chief Executive Officer
Susan C. Wing, Area Director
Tewksbury State Hospital, Hathorne Unit
Joint Commission Contact: Marilyn Feitelberg, Chief Operating Officer
(978) 851-7321 ext. 2859
Metro Boston Area
Sara Fuentes, Area Director
Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
Joint Commission Contact: Mary-Louise White, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Howard Baker-Smith, Area Director
Taunton State Hospital
Joint Commission Contact: James Gedra, Psy. D., Chief Operating Officer
Corrigan Mental Health Center
Joint Commission Contact: Frank O'Reilly, Superintendent/Site Director
Cape Cod & Islands CMHC (Pocasset Mental Health Center)
If the concerns cannot be resolved through the Department, one may contact The Joint Commission Contact at 1-800-994-6610 or by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.