University Health Services Recognized for Providing High-Quality Care
August 16, 2012
Office of Communications
UHS One of Three College Health Centers Accredited by AAAHC
The University of Massachusetts Boston’s health services department has been recognized for providing high-quality care to students, staff, and faculty members.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) notified University Health Services (UHS) on Monday that it had been reaccredited for three years – the maximum length. This is third consecutive cycle in which UHS has earned three years.
After going through the voluntary accreditation process, three college health centers in Massachusetts were accredited by the AAAHC.
“Having successfully achieved our third, three-year accreditation means that our Health Services department and staff have continued to meet the high expectations and demands of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care,” said Kathleen Golden McAndrew, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and executive director of health services.
“The UHS staff and I are proud to have met this challenge and will continue to work diligently in maintaining these high standards by offering the best possible on-campus health care, mental health, and health promotion and wellness services that we can provide.”
To be accredited, organizations have to demonstrate that they are meeting nationally recognized standards in record-keeping, direct medical care, counseling services, health education, and other fields. The accreditation process involves a self-assessment and a thorough review by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves health care professionals.
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