Accreditation is a voluntary process through which a health care organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally-recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, followed by thorough onsite review by the AAAHC’s expert surveyors, who are themselves, health care professionals.
The AAAHC Certifcate of Accreditation is a sign that an organization has committed to providing high-quality care and that it has demonstrated its commitment by achieving AAAHC standards. The real value of accreditation, however, lies in the consultative and educational process that precedes the awarding of the certifcate. It is this on-going process of selfevaluation, peer review, and consultation that helps an organization improve its care and services.