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Student Health Services receives accreditation

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Illinois State University Student Health Services (SHS) received another three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC). The accreditation signifies that our organization participates in ongoing self-evaluation, peer review, and education to continuously improve care and services.

“AAAHC accreditation lends Student Health Services the ability to highlight better credibility of our services to students and parents,” said Dr. Christina Nulty, Student Health Services’ medical director. “This accreditation has provided us reasons to do a good self-evaluation of our services that we offer, and keeps us up to date on all our standards.”

AAAHC is an organization leading the charge to develop standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality of care, and value for ambulatory heath care through peer-based accreditation process, education, and research. Those organizations that are awarded the accreditation signify they are compliant with AAAHC standards. Every three years, Student Health Services staff commit to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors who also are medical professionals. Student Health Services has been accredited since 1986.

“Achieving accreditation reinforces the confidence that SHS is providing safe care as well as a high standard of care. It is confirmation that we are meeting standards that are compared nationally. It gives administration and staff recognition and confirmation of their commitment to providing high quality care to the students,” said Nursing Supervisor Bobbie Stevens.

Illinois State University Student Health Services offers many services to students on campus including general medical services, women’s and men’s health, preventive medicine, immunizations and vaccinations, and dietetics. With affordable and convenient care, students registered for at least one credit hour have the option to utilize the services at Student Health Services. Check out Student Health Services for more information about the services provided to students.

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