- Rights of Patients
- Quality of Care Provided
- Quality Management Improvement
- Clinical Records and Health Information
- Infection Prevention and Control and Safety
- Facilities and Environment
- Anesthesia Services
- Surgical & Related Services
- Pharmaceutical Services
- Pathology & Medical Laboratory Services
- Diagnostic & Other Imaging Services
- Other Professional & Technical Services
- Health Education and Health Promotion
What is AAAHC?
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, AAAHC, is a private, non-profit organization. It is the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research.
What is AAAHC accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an ambulatory health care organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association's expert surveyors, who themselves have extensive experience in the ambulatory environment. It is this self-analysis, peer review and consultation that ultimately helps an organization improve its care and services.
Accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with the Accreditation Association standards.
Why is WKU Health Services pursuing accreditation?
WKU Health Services is committed to providing quality health, education and wellness services. We continue to challenge ourselves to exceed high standards of excellence through quality improvement programs, continuing education for staff, annual performance evaluations, patient feedback/surveys, and working with campus and community partners.
Becoming an accredited healthcare practice will provide an added bit of assurance to the WKU campus community that the quality of care and services meet strict standards. We will have an objective third-party medical professional complete a site visit where they will complete a comprehensive assessment of compliance of the entire organization with the Accreditation Association Standards.
Health Services has achieved accreditation!
Successfully achieving accreditation demonstrates success in our commitment to provide the highest levels of quality care to our patients, while implementing sound, ethical business practices. After meeting this milestone, we endeavor to provide even greater patient care in the future.