Kelsey-Seybold Garners Highest Ambulatory Healthcare Accreditation Status
AAAHC grants three-year re-accreditation
Houston (February 28, 2007) - The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has re-accredited Kelsey-Seybold Clinic for a three-year term, the highest status granted by the premier accreditor for ambulatory, or outpatient, healthcare organizations. The award followed an intensive quality inspection of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in October 2006 that assessed compliance with national best practice standards.
Accreditation is a voluntary process involving self-assessment by an organization as well as a thorough review by the AAAHC's expert surveyors, who are themselves, ambulatory healthcare professionals.
"Achieving accreditation demands a high level of dedication and effort," said AAAHC President Roy Grekin, M.D. "Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is to be commended for this accomplishment."
"Accreditation underscores Kelsey-Seybold’s longstanding commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to our patients,” said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., managing director and chairman of the board of directors for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “Reviewers commended our respect for patients, the comprehensive nature of our quality improvement programs, the breadth of our services, the completeness of our records and the overall culture of excellence in medical care. We are proud to have the AAAHC recognize our efforts."
Founded in 1979, the AAAHC is regarded as the leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation and currently accredits more than 2,900 organizations nationwide.