Cannon clinic to undergo accreditation inspection

By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group

All Air Force Military Treatment Facilities are required to maintain accreditation from nationally recognized accreditation agencies. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care will be at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group for their scheduled triennial inspection survey through today.

The AAAHC inspects facilities to ensure the delivery of patient care meets the highest quality and safety standards.

According to the AAAHC website, the AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization that was formed in 1979. It is the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory healthcare through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research.

As stated on the AAAHC site, accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with the Accreditation Association standards. AAAHC currently accredits more than 5,000 organizations in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings, including ambulatory and surgery centers, community health centers, medical and dental group practices, medical home, and managed care organizations, as well as Indian and student health centers, among others. AAAHC is the official accrediting organization for the Air Force and the Coast Guard. With a single focus on the ambulatory care community, AAAHC offers organizations a cost-effective, flexible and collaborative approach to accreditation.

Cannon takes pride in providing quality health care to members of its community. The medical staff appreciates the confidence placed in their practice and strives to ensure all healthcare needs are met.