Accreditation

WWU's Student Health Center Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

July 7, 2020

Western Washington University’s Student Health Center has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation distinguishes the WWU Student Health Center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an accredited organization means the WWU Student Health Center has met nationally recognized benchmarks for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC; out of more than 4,000 degree-granting higher-education institutions in the United States, fewer than 240 have met AAAHC accreditation standards.

The WWU Student Health Center underwent an extensive self-assessment process and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

“Having earned AAAHC Accreditation is an extraordinary achievement.  This recognition demonstrates our team’s commitment to consistently upholding the principles of quality improvement in patient care,” said WWU Associate Medical Director Dr. David Hansen. “We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation.”

Founded in 1979, AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards, and the AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation demonstrates the WWU Student Health Center’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality services to its patients.

Visit AAAHC for more information.