What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary process through which a 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, followed by thorough on-site review by the AAAHC's expert surveyors, who are themselves, health care professionals.
The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is a sign that an organization has committed to providing high-quality care and that it has demonstrated its commitment by achieving AAAHC Standards. The real value of accreditation, however, lies in the consultative and educational process that precedes the awarding of the certificate. It is this on-going process of self evaluation, peer review and consultation that helps an organization improve its care and services.