Published December 04. 2012 4:00AM
Student Health Services at the University of Connecticut in Storrs has achieved a prestigious accreditation that recognizes its procedures and standards of care as being among the nation's best.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) recently notified UConn Student Health Services that it had won re-accreditation, a distinction that came after an independent, external process of evaluating all aspects of its practices.
Only about 200 college health services nationwide receive accreditation from the association, which has recognized more than 5,000 organizations across the U.S. for meeting and exceeding nationally recognized standards for outpatient care.
"We believe our patients deserve the best," says Michael Kurland, director of UConn Student Health Services. "When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible."
AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.