The AAAHC accreditation certificate is a symbol that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care and it has demonstrated this by measuring up to the Accreditation Association's high standards. CHS voluntarily went through the accreditation process to further demonstrate to clients and the onsite community that it consistently meets and exceeds clinical, operations and quality standards.
"We are extremely proud of not only meeting, but surpassing, compliance in all areas of AAAHC standards with an excellent rating," said CHS Director of Quality, Drew Di Giovanni, MPH, FACMPE. "This far exceeded our expectations and demonstrates to our customers and their employees that CHS health centers are of the utmost quality and should be the place employees look to for the best health care experience."
CHS met or exceeded AAAHC's core standards in the areas of quality of care, quality improvement, patient rights, medical records and facilities, and administration and governance, as well as adjunct standards in minor surgery, local anesthesia, lab and pharmaceutical services, and urgent care. Meeting the Accreditation Association's high standards demonstrates its commitment to technology, clinical infrastructure, account management, and human capital in practicing safe, standard, and measurable health care. CHS has also adopted AAAHC's 7-step Quality Improvement (QI) process, coupled with extensive management and staff training in Six Sigma tools.
"Having a third-party report that recognizes the outstanding quality of care we provide to our patients is exceptional and speaks to a number of recent innovations by our clinic staff," said CHS Vice President of Operations, Beth Ratliff. "We'll continue to build on these advances and now have a project planning tool the will enable us to expedite bringing all of our new clinic sites into AAAHC compliance within months of opening the doors," adds Ratliff.