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Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

  • Senior Associate

Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

Senior Associate

Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ is a senior associate with Barrins & Associates Consulting. She consults with a wide variety of behavioral health organizations and psychiatric hospitals across the country to achieve and maintain Joint Commission accreditation and CMS compliance. Ms. Burchfield works with organizations accredited under either the Joint Commission Hospital Standards or Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Standards. She has worked with hospital systems throughout the country to design environmental and clinical mitigation strategies to promote patient safety.

Ms. Burchfield also has extensive operational experience as the leader for organization-wide Joint Commission readiness. She served in this role for 11 years as the Director for Quality Management for Southeastern Mental Health Authority, a community based behavioral health organization serving over 3,000 clients annually.

Her additional operational leadership experience includes five years as the Associate Executive Director for Southeastern Mental Health Authority. In that role, she had executive responsibility for the clinical, fiscal, and administrative leadership of an $18M network of behavioral health services.

Ms. Burchfield received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Charter Oak State College in CT. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ.)

Client feedback: “One of the best things Claire did was share samples of best practice tools for TJC and CMS compliance that we could adapt to our setting. She wasn’t just our consultant. She was our mentor and our cheerleader!”

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