Lakeland, FL – After undergoing an extensive on-site review from a team of expert surveyors, Watson Clinic has earned a three-year reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), a leading advocate for nationally recognized standards of patient care.
“Accreditation from the AAAHC is a highly coveted honor because it distinguishes you as one of the top healthcare facilities in the country,” says Watson Clinic Managing Partner Dr. Steven G. Achinger. “The fact that Watson Clinic continues to achieve this accreditation assures our community that they have access to an exceptional quality of care.”
Watson Clinic voluntarily participates in the accreditation process as a means of challenging their own high standards, and to show their eagerness to ensure the quality and safety of the services they’re providing.
During the AAAHC accreditation process, every aspect of Watson Clinic’s operations was scrutinized, including administrative concerns, facilities, and imaging and laboratory services.
In addition, the AAAHC awarded Watson Clinic with a new three-year accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, a distinction that recognizes seamless care coordination between the patient and each member of their medical team.
Watson Clinic has been awarded a long list of honors and accreditations over their 80-year history. In 1969, they were 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 be singled out by the most reputable patient advocacy groups in the industry. More information on these achievements can be found at www.WatsonClinic.com/accreditations.
Founded in 1979, The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation. 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.