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Association for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Awarded to Barnes Center at The Arch
Shortly following its fall grand opening, the Barnes Center at The Arch was awarded a three-year accreditation renewal from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) this January. Recognized by state and federal agencies, industry partners and professional peers, the AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation demonstrates an organization’s commitment to provide safe, high quality services.
“This noteworthy accomplishment was the result of multiple rigorous rounds of assessment and the dedication of the health and wellness team,” says Cory Wallack, Barnes Center at The Arch executive director. “We thank those who diligently worked to help enhance the services and programs offered at the Barnes Center.”
As the hub for student wellness, the Barnes Center features programs, services and offerings that promote holistic health and well-being, all in one accessible, centralized space on campus. The new layout has increased student privacy, efficiency of visits and provides the opportunity for immediate referrals. Additionally, the new building presented the opportunity to expand the Laboratory and Pharmacy, while the extended service hours have worked to enhance student access to services and programs.
“The colocation of Counseling, Health Care, Health Promotion and Recreation, has allowed for our team to holistically approach meeting students’ health and wellness needs,” says Kathleen Coughlin, Barnes Center at The Arch director of operations. “Then by aligning the health and wellness team with nationally recognized, comprehensive, relevant and concise standards, AAAHC accreditation ensures that Syracuse University students receive the highest quality care possible.”
For more information or questions, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website or call 315.443.8000.