FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU Student Health Services passes examination, earns reaccreditation
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kristina Benkeser Chiprean, director of Student Health Services at Slippery Rock University's McLachlan Student Health Center, has announced that Student Health Services has earned another accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Status as an accredited organization means the student health services program has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the association. SRU's Student Health Services, the first accredited health service in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, has maintained its accreditation status for more than 10 years. Only 10 Pennsylvania university health centers have met the rigorous standards to achieve accreditation.
"Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the community we serve," Chiprean said. "We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation."
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations permitted to seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college health centers, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers and managed care organizations.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
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