For 35 years, AAAHC has been the leader in accreditation for ambulatory care organizations.
We are proud to serve as an advocate for high-quality health care and patient safety. Our role includes:
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We offer a unique peer-based review process founded on a collaborative, consultative, and educational approach. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is widely recognized as a symbol of quality by third party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.
AAAHC offers accreditation programs for ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, primary care practices (including Medical Home), occupational health centers, retail clinics, health plans/managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) was founded in 1979 to:
"Encourage and assist ambulatory health care organizations to provide the highest achievable level of care for recipients in the most efficient and economically sound manner. The AAAHC accomplishes this by the operation of a peer-based assessment, consultation, education and accreditation program."
The six founding members of the AAAHC were the American College Health Association, the American Group Practice Association (now known as the American Medical Group Association), the Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association (now known as the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation), the Group Health Association of America (now known as the American Association of Health Plans), the Medical Group Management Association, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Today's AAAHC includes 18 member organizations representing the broad spectrum of ambulatory health care. The growth of the Board has helped the AAAHC add new Standards in areas such as dentistry, behavioral health, and health education and wellness, while continuously updating existing Standards to reflect cutting-edge ambulatory care knowledge and practice.
Since its inception, the AAAHC has promoted a voluntary, peer-based, consultative, and educational survey process to advance patient care. These values hold true today, as embodied in the current mission statement:
Improving health care quality through accreditation.
Northside Hospital is committed to delivering the highest quality patient care; this is obtained by promoting/creating a culture of the highest service standard. This enhances both the patient care experience and the employee experience.
Joseph D'Agostino, MBA – Administrator
Jessica Downing, RN – Director of Nursing
Michael Weinstein, MD – Medical Director
We are dedicated to the health and wellness of our community. As such we dedicate ourselves to being a center of excellence in providing healthcare of the highest quality. We pledge compassionate support, personal guidance and uncompromising standards to our patients in their individual journeys toward health of body and mind.
To ensure innovative and unsurpassed care for our patients, we are dedicated to maintaining our position as regional leaders in select medical specialties. And to enhance the wellness of our community, we commit ourselves to providing a diverse array of educational and outreach programs. This is our Mission.
When a patient, family member or physician has an opportunity to choose a hospital – Northside Hospital will be their choice, not just because we deliver the best clinical care, but because we deliver care with an attitude that reflects excellent service and thus offers maximum value.
We will treat each person who comes through our doors with dignity, respect, caring, and warmth. All employees will feel a sense of pride for every aspect of work we do at Northside.