Student Health Services earns three-year accreditation

Student Health Services has recently been re-accredited for three years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and earned the patient-centered Medical Home accreditation.

This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing re-accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of quality in our business practices. Achieving accreditation by AAAHC is proof that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally-recognized third party.

The AAAHC Medical Home accreditation is the highest achievement for primary care; it centers on a comprehensive review of our entire organization. The peer-based process included an on-site survey that assures our patients receive high-quality, holistic care. For more information about the patient-centered Medical Home model at USC, please visit our website at http://www.sa.sc.edu/shs.

We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement in patient care in the future.

If you have questions, please contact Marjorie Duffie at 803-777-4199.

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