Trust the process. As a 16-year member of the United States Air Force Reserve and now in his job as director of emergency management and business continuity at the University, Joseph Hernon has always followed that philosophy. And that’s why…
Health Services Earns AAAHC Accreditation
Health Services has earned full accreditation and reaccreditation for another three years from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC accredits more than 6,000 medical facilities with ambulatory care, and most frequently serves as the accrediting body for college health centers.
To secure reaccreditation, Health Services had to meet the AAAHC’s 23-chaptered checklist, which covers all aspects of care, including credentialing and licensure of professional staff members, peer chart reviews, customer service, privacy, health promotion, pharmacy services, laboratory quality controls, patients’ rights and responsibilities, administration and business practices, risk management, facility safety, EMS procedures, quality improvement studies and restudy in all departments, and updating of policies and procedures throughout all aspects of the care delivery process. Health Services demonstrated substantial compliance with these AAAHC standards.
“The AAAHC reaccreditation of Health Services assures our students are receiving the highest quality of care from properly licensed, trained and qualified medical staff; the facility meets standards for safety; billing and other business practices are aboveboard; proper documentation occurs in all areas; protocols are in place that reflect best practices industrywide; privacy is protected; customer service is prioritized; and health promotion is supported,” says Ben Domingo, director of Health Services.
Domingo credits the tremendous work of the staff and dedication to their mission in preparing for and achieving reaccreditation, “The reaccreditation process entailed much preparation and continual self-evaluation. While the process is challenging and requires a lot of work, our staff are fully committed to providing high-quality, student-centered ambulatory care and wellness services. The reaccreditation process served as an important reminder that we are carrying out our mission and achieving our goals.”
“This is a great accomplishment for our Health Services team and reaffirms their efforts to provide the highest quality of care to our student population,” says Rebecca Dayton, associate vice president for health and wellness in Student Affairs. “With the leadership provided by the Health Services management team, coupled with the experience and service of our health services professionals, this reaccreditation is well-deserved.”