Community Health Centers receives AAAHC Accreditation
Winter Garden, FL – Community Health Centers has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association). Accreditation distinguishes Community Health Centers from other healthcare facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients.
Status as an accredited organization means Community Health Centers has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the Accreditation Association. Almost 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Tanya Stewart, CEO of Community Health Centers. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that the AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facilities and procedures. It means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest care possible.”
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by the Accreditation Association’s expert surveyors – volunteer physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to our patients and the quality of care we provide,” said Ms. Stewart.
Community Health Centers, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization that provides primary and preventive medical, dental and pharmaceutical services to insured, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved children and adults within Central Florida. CHC has ten clinics which are located in Apopka, Eatonville, Lake Ellenor, Leesburg, Pine Hills, South Lake, Winter Garden, and Zellwood. Last year 47,620 patients received care at Community Health Center’s sites. CHC accepts Medicaid, Medicare and many private insurance plans.
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