For the third consecutive time, UNC Greensboro’s Student Health Services was awarded full accreditation status by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC.)
Out of approximately 2,700 institutes of higher education that have health and wellness services, only 11 percent of them are accredited. UNCG’s Student Health Services will remain among those recognized for this distinguished accomplishment. The accreditation lasts three years.
“I am so proud of the entire SHS team for setting their sights high and making every effort to achieve this goal,” says Dr. Brett Carter, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “The staff is truly leading by example to ensure Student Health Services maintain its reputation for excellence.”
Student Health Services provides primary health care services for UNCG students as well as convenient care for faculty and staff. These facilities include an on-site pharmacy that offers lower prescription costs and over-the-counter medications.
According to AAAHC, accreditation reflects UNCG’s Student Health Services’ dedication to high-quality patient health care. It joins an elite force of organizations that prioritize patient health and wellbeing.
Ambulatory health care organizations that seek accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self- assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors, who are volunteer physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The consultive and educational survey presents best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.