Oklahoma State University Health Services has met a series of rigorous standards to achieve accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation award earned by University Health Services, dating back to 1995.
“Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the students, faculty and staff of OSU,” said Steve Rogers, director of University Health Services. “We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation.”
University Health Services is the ambulatory care facility on the OSU campus for students, faculty and staff who become ill or injured. With a staff of forty that includes five physicians, two physician associates, twelve nurses and other health professionals, UHS provides over 18,000 medical visits per year.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college health centers, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers and managed care organizations. Over 4,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.