University Health Services (UHS) has been reaccredited by two independent national organizations recognized as standard-bearers for healthcare excellence.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) granted UHS a three-year term, the maximum possible as a result of the voluntary accreditation process. The UHS Laboratory was also reaccredited by COLA, a leading medical laboratory consultation, education and accreditation organization, for its maximum two-year term.
The AAAHC is the preeminent leader in developing standards which advance quality healthcare in ambulatory settings, including college health centers, group medical practices and community health centers. Organizations seeking accreditation undergo extensive self-assessment and an intensive site survey of facilities and procedures.
COLA’s federally recognized program accredits nearly 8,000 clinical labs nationwide. Accredited laboratories must adhere to strict quality standards, prove accuracy and proficiency in testing, and successfully complete a rigorous on-site survey.
“Accreditation is one way UHS demonstrates its commitment to providing quality healthcare,” said Dr. Alan J. Calhoun, UHS director. “We’re pleased to remain among the select group of organizations to achieve this recognition, and are particularly proud of our exceptional staff, who make this possible.”