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What Does Accreditation Mean to Me?

A common thread that binds our world together is the universal need for safe, quality healthcare.

Accreditation is a process that shows patients that the organization is delivering safe, high-quality care. Receiving accreditation is evidence of a pledge of quality to patients and the community.

If you see the Acreditas Global / AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation, you can be confident that your healthcare provider is delivering safe, high-quality care.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is about more than passing an examination and receiving a certificate. When Acreditas Global certifies a healthcare provider, we ensure that your healthcare organization will provide you the highest standards in quality healthcare and safety.

Receiving accreditation is evidence of your healthcare provider’s pledge of quality to you.

What is Acreditas Global?

Acreditas Global is an international healthcare accreditation organization devoted to helping hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, medical centers, dental care providers, emergency care centers, and other healthcare organizations achieve and commit to the highest international standards in service, safety, and patient care. Acreditas Global certifies this high level of achievement through the awarding of accreditation.

What Does Accreditation Mean to Me?

Accreditation with Acreditas Global is a promise to provide patients with quality care, consideration and respect:

  • It shows the provider is committed to the highest level of quality care.
  • It improves patient satisfaction.
  • It has the knowledge and experience of AAAHC, the most trusted accreditation agency in the US.

When Acreditas Global reviews a provider, we ask some of the following questions:

  • Are patients treated with respect, consideration and dignity?
  • Are patients provided with complete information concerning their diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and prognosis, and given the opportunity to participate in decisions involving their care?
  • Are patients given information about their rights and responsibilities, about services available to them, about provisions for after-hours and emergency care, and about fees, payment policies and credentialing of health care professionals?
  • Are patients contacted in a timely manner about problems and/or abnormal lab findings?
  • Are there mechanisms in place to ensure the transfer of patients when appropriate?
  • Does the organization adhere to nationally-recognized infection control guidelines?
  • Is the organization maintaining a functional and sanitary environment for the provision of services?
  • Does the organization document its infection control and safety programs?