Lakeland, FL – Following a rigorous on-site examination during which all operational aspects were carefully scrutinized, Watson Clinic has earned a three-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
“We are all exceptionally proud of our status as an organization accredited by AAAHC,” says Dr. Louis S. Saco, Chief Executive Officer at Watson Clinic. “Accreditation distinguishes our clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. This also confirms the care our patients receive is on par with the finest medical institutions across the country.”
Outpatient facilities 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 ambulatory health care – during which the organization’s various operations and practices are meticulously analyzed.
“In addition to achieving reaccreditation status from the AAAHC, the feedback their surveyors provided following their evaluation proved particularly enlightening,” Dr. Saco says. “They were all greatly impressed with Watson Clinic’s staff, our commitment to advancing technology and our patient-centered approach to health care. In each area of Watson Clinic they visited, they were left with a feeling that patients are very safe while under our care.”
This is the latest in a long string of distinctive honors that have been bestowed upon the clinic over the course of their 73-year history. In 1969, Watson Clinic was the first medical clinic in the United States to achieve accreditation by the American Association of Medical Clinics, and since that time, they have continued to voluntarily participate in a series of rigorous examinations conducted by the most reputable patient advocacy groups in the industry. More information is available at www.WatsonClinic.com/accreditations.
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. The 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. For more information on the AAAHC, you can visit their website at www.aaahc.org.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.
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