Sindecuse Health Center earns reaccreditation

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Sindecuse Health Center has been reaccredited.

KALAMAZOO—The Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University has been reaccredited for three more years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

"Accreditation assures patients of our commitment to quality health care," says Carol Eddy, executive director of Sindecuse. "We're reviewed for reaccreditation every three years. I'm proud to report that we've been reaccredited five consecutive times since first being accredited by AAAHC in 1997."

Accreditation distinguishes WMU's health center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors—physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. Not all organizations seek accreditation and not all that do are granted accreditation.

For more information, contact Carol Eddy at carol.eddy@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3282.

About the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

The AAAHC, founded in 1979, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. It is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide.

The AAAHC accredits organizations including student health centers, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, military health care clinics, endoscopy centers, and large medical and dental practices. Its accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.