ECU Student Health Services has been awarded re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for another 3 years!
Accreditation distinguishes ECU SHS from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization means SHS has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
SHS had an on-site survey conducted by Mrs. Valerie Kiefer, MS, APRN, ANP on June 5-6, 2017. Our facility has been continuously accredited by AAAHC since 2002.
To find out more about why AAAHC accreditation is important, and what it means for you as a patient, visit https://www.aaahc.org/en/my-care/