Clinton County Health Department Receives Health Department Clinical Services Accreditation


February 2024, Spring House, Pennsylvania – The Compliance Team (TCT), a CMS-approved, national healthcare accreditation organization, announced that Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) in Plattsburgh, New York has received Exemplary Provider® status after completing TCT’s Health Department Clinical Services Accreditation program.

Debra Tackett, MSN, RN, Health Care Services Division Director, is pleased with what they achieved and said her staff “is proud to have successfully achieved accreditation in Health Department Clinical Services from The Compliance Team within six months . . . validating our team’s efforts and strengthening our quality measures and evidence-based practices, ultimately enhancing our readiness for future healthcare crises.”

The clinical services accreditation complements our existing accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB),” she continued. “This achievement ensures residents and referral sources in Clinton County that the CCHD not only meets but exceeds industry healthcare quality standards. It signifies our commitment to initiating best practices and maintaining high standards of care.”

Sandra Canally, RN, The Compliance Team’s founder and CEO, said, “We applaud the Health Care Services team of Clinton County for being early adopters of this program and recognizing the value in third-party, quality validation at the individual patient level. We are proud to welcome them as a new Exemplary Provider®.”

TCT’s clinical services accreditation program recognizes health department providers for their quality of services and commitment to continuous quality improvement. The service specific, clinical accreditation program ensures that health departments meet comprehensive quality, safety, and operations-based standards, which include protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and manufacturers’ guidelines. Clinical services accreditation helps empower employees to better serve their patients in their day-to-day practices.


About Clinton County Health Department
Located at 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh, NY, The Clinton County Health Department is an accredited full-service department serving the residents of Clinton County. The Health Department’s mission is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and environment of the people of Clinton County. Visit our website at

About The Compliance Team
Formed in 1994, The Compliance Team is a nationally recognized, CMS-approved accreditation organization, with the distinction of being a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Their industry-leading, Exemplary Provider® accreditation model has optimized healthcare delivery for more than 10,000 DMEPOS, pharmacy, infusion, rural health, health department, and swing bed providers. More information, visit or 215-654-9110.

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