The SHWC has been accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) since 1996
Accredited through April 30th, 2020
"The Accreditation Association is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. It is the preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality, and value and measurement of performance for ambulatory health care through peer based accreditation process, education and research. The Accreditation Association currently accredits over 4,600 organization in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings, including ambulatory and surgery centers, managed care organizations, as well as Indian and student health center, among others." www.aaahc.org
The SOU Student Health and Wellness Center is one of 225 university student health centers reaching the standards of AAAHC in the US. Included in the 225 are health centers at the following universities: Standford, Princeton, Cornell, John Hopkins, Columbia and only two other Oregon universities. For more information and a full list of accredited organizations go to www.aaahc.org
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary process through which a health care organization applies for, is approved for and then has it's services and performance measured against nationally recognized standards of care and administrative processes. It represents a high level of self-accountability and a willingness to acknowledge the need for on-going change and improvement.
There are 8 Core Standards and a total of 27 standards.
Core Standards & Other Applicable Standards for SHWC
1. Patient Rights
4.Quality of Care
5. Quality Management and Improvement
I. Peer Review
II. Quality Improvement Program
III. Risk Management
6. Clinical Records and Health Information
7. (moved into another area)
12 Pathology and Medical Lab
16. Health Education and Health Promotion
17. Behavioral Health