Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Upholds Quality, Value of Walgreens Patient Services – 4/1/2016
Walgreens Healthcare Clinic has earned re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation. The renewed accreditation distinguishes Walgreens Healthcare Clinic nationwide as continuing to deliver high-quality, reliable care in an environment that promotes patient safety.
“With consumers, more than ever before, determining how and where they should receive health care and the exponential growth of walk-in retail clinics, the landscape is incredibly competitive,” said Pat Carroll, M.D., divisional vice president and chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinic. “Renewing our AAAHC accreditation demonstrates that Walgreens Healthcare Clinics are committed to best practices, optimal care and delivering an excellent patient experience.”
AAAHC accreditation reflects an organization’s compliance with nationally-recognized Standards of care and is valid for three years. The AAAHC accreditation process includes an on-site review by expert surveyors who have decades of experience as health care professionals – from physicians and nurses to medical directors and administrators. As part of the process, representatives evaluated Walgreens Healthcare Clinic providers in a clinical setting at a cross-section of locations, interviewed executive leadership and conducted patient surveys. The renewed accreditation of Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is valid until February 8, 2019.
“Walgreens Healthcare Clinic offers a valuable alternative to traditional points of care for millions of Americans and we are proud to once again recognize them as an AAAHC accredited organization,” said Stephen A. Martin, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H, president and CEO of the AAAHC. “By reviewing and validating Walgreens Healthcare Clinic to provide high-quality, health care, AAAHC is helping to extend accessible, comprehensive care to patients nationwide.”
There are more than 400 Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations across the U.S., all of which have renewed AAAHC accreditation – demonstrating and documenting the quality of care and value that Walgreens Healthcare Clinic delivers to patients.
AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, college student health centers, health plans/managed care organizations, military health care clinics, large medical and dental practices, and medical homes. In 2010, AAAHC launched Acreditas Global, an international accreditation program. AAAHC 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. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers and medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public. For more information, visit www.aaahc.org.