27th Medical Group receives zero deficiencies

Courtesy 27th Medical Group

Cannon clinic achieves agency accreditation

The 27th Medical Group has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The official report received June 19, identified zero deficiencies for the 27 MDG.
“To obtain accreditation from this civilian agency provides recognition to the men and women of the 27th MDG for their professionalism and commitment to patient safety and quality care,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) J.D. Bailey, II, 27th Medical Group deputy commander. “This accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to Air Force beneficiaries.”
Status as an accredited organization means the 27 MDG has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the AAAHC. Over 2,300 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC.
Ambulatory health care organization seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. The 27 MDG is the fourth Air Force outpatient clinic to attain accreditation from the AAAHC.
“[This shows] all of our attempts to provide quality care and keep our patients safe; we’ve proven that to a crediting agency that has some rather stringent standards,” said Colonel Bailey. “We are proud of that accomplishment.”
The 27 MDG, originally an 85 bed hospital, was down-sized to outpatient services in 1999. They currently provide care to more than 8,800 beneficiaries.