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September 15, 2021 07:46pm
By Jill Murphy, Associate Editor
Walgreens Healthcare Clinic has won renewed accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Walgreens Healthcare Clinic has won renewed accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Valid through February 8, 2019, this reaccreditation characterizes the more than 400 Walgreens Healthcare Clinics across the United States as continuing to deliver high-quality, reliable care in an environment that promotes patient safety.
“With consumers, more than ever before, determining how and where they should receive health care and the exponential growth of walk-in retail clinics, the landscape is incredibly competitive,” stated Pat Carroll, divisional vice president and chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinic. “Renewing our AAAHC accreditation demonstrates that Walgreens Healthcare Clinics are committed to best practices, optimal care and delivering an excellent patient experience.”
AAAHC accreditation is valid for 3 years and reflects a health care organization’s compliance with nationally recognized standards of care. The accreditation process includes on-site review by expert surveyors who range from physicians and nurses to medical directors and administrators.
As part of the process, representatives from AAAHC evaluated Walgreens Healthcare Clinic providers in a clinical setting at a cross-section of locations, interviewed executive leadership, and conducted patient surveys.
“Walgreens Healthcare Clinic offers a valuable alternative to traditional points of care for millions of Americans, and we are proud to once again recognize them as an AAAHC accredited organization,” stated AAAHC President and CEO Stephen Martin, Jr. “By reviewing and validating Walgreens Healthcare Clinic to provide high-quality, walk-in health care, AAAHC is helping to extend accessible, comprehensive care to patients nationwide.”
Since its founding in 1979, AAAHC has accredited more than 6000 ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, college student health centers, health plans/managed care organizations, military health care clinics, large medical and dental practices, medical homes, and other ambulatory health care organizations nationwide.