Sindecuse Health Center achieves re-accreditation

Contact: Joe VanDerBos

Photo of the outside of Sindecuse Health Center.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—After going through an extensive assessment and evaluation process by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Western Michigan University's Sindecuse Health Center had its accreditation renewed by the organization. Being accredited means the center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care. Accreditation is recognized as a marker of excellence by medical organizations, insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.

"What matters to students, faculty and staff is timely access to health care and quality programs, prescription availability and integrated services delivered under one roof by compassionate, caring staff," says Lisa Marshall, the center's director.  "Our professional staff meet these expectations and go one step further by ensuring that health care services and programs meet rigorous standards endorsed through accreditation."

The health center was surveyed in March by an AAAHC expert in quality care standards—a medical professional with a deep background in college health care. Accreditation is granted for a three-year period and must be renewed regularly.

Sindecuse Health Center offers convenient, cost-effective services with an experienced, multidisciplinary staff dedicated to maintaining and improving patient health. The center provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of illnesses and injuries, preventive health checkups, periodic health monitoring, as well as health promotion opportunities that enhance individual and community health. Clinicians are highly qualified professionals with a commitment to college health and are board-certified in their area of expertise.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide.

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