Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide,” said Charles Bottoms, CEO.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Tampa Family Health Centers has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation distinguishes the Tampa Family Health Centers medical clinics from many other outpatient facilities, by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization means Tampa Family Health Centers has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Charles Bottoms, Chief Executive Officer of Tampa Family Health Centers. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent organization, has closely examined our facility, policies and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”
Health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide,” said Bottoms.
About Tampa Family Health Centers:
Tampa Family Health Centers, an accredited, certified medical home and not-for-profit healthcare organization, has been providing affordable, quality healthcare services to the residents of Hillsborough County for almost 28 years. Services include Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology(OB/GYN), and Dental Care. Tampa Family Health Centers is a thriving health care delivery system providing services to the insured and uninsured (based on a sliding fee scale), with thirteen (13) locations throughout Hillsborough County. For more information, visit http://www.tampafamilyhc.com.
About the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care:
Founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.