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University Health Services Accreditation at Highest Level

Posted on | June 24, 2011 | Comments Off on University Health Services Accreditation at Highest Level

University Health Services Mānoa, the campus health facility, has been granted renewal of its accreditation at the highest level for a three-year term by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

The renewal demonstrates recognition that UHSM has met, and will continue to maintain throughout the accreditation term, national standards of an acceptable organization. It requires substantial dedication and effort for an organization to gain accreditation, and the achievement affirms compliance to these standards as well as a commitment to continual self-evaluation and improvement.

UHSM provides general medical clinic services for evaluation and treatment of illness and injuries, preventive medicine and the specialty clinics of sports medicine, women’s health, dermatology, mental health service and nutritional counseling.

In an effort to ensure that the organization provides excellent services to the university community, UHSM successfully sought accreditation in 2002, and received three-year renewals in 2005 and 2008. Accreditation for university health centers is voluntary. Out of the nearly 4,000 university health service centers across the nation, only 10 percent are accredited.

Read the news release.