Student Health Services at Alfred
State College has achieved re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association
for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The award is given to those
ambulatory care centers that have met nationally recognized standards for
quality health care.
body, Chicago-based AAAHC, provided an on-site, peer-based survey of the ASC
health services and facilities. The survey team, composed of physicians
and health care administrators, evaluated all aspects of patient care. ASC
Health Services earned the "substantially compliant" rating, the highest
ranking a facility can achieve. A three-year accreditation, the maximum
number of years available, has been received for the fourth consecutive time
since ASC has applied for the accreditation.
In the award
letter from AAAHC, ASC Health Services was congratulated on "the dedication and
effort necessary for an organization to be accredited [which] is substantial
and the compliance with those standards implies a commitment to continual
self-evaluation and continuous improvement."
Judi Grant, nurse
practitioner and director of ASC Health Services, recognizes her staff for
their continued dedication in providing quality health care to students while
they are away from home attending college. "This accreditation validates
the effort and commitment of our staff to bring quality health care to the
students of Alfred State College."
"This very positive response by an outside
accrediting agency demonstrates the ability of our Health Services personnel to
deliver quality services at reasonable costs," said Dr. John M. Anderson,
president, Alfred State College, on learning of the accreditation.
The AAAHC conducts its accreditation program on a national basis and has
accredited more than 2,500 ambulatory health care organizations including
single and multi-specialty group practices, ambulatory and office-based surgery
centers, college and university health services, health maintenance
organizations and other managed care systems, dental group practices, community
health centers, and occupational health centers. AAAHC notes that not all
ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation and not all undergoing
the on-site survey are granted accreditation.