Status as an accredited organization means Springfield Clinic has
met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality
health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care
organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC.
Ambulatory 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 ambulatory health care. The survey is
consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an
organization improve its care and services.
The 2012 survey resulted in a full, three-year accreditation, the
highest level of achievement possible, for all Springfield Clinic's
medical offices and ancillary services throughout central Illinois.
It marks more than 20 consecutive years of accreditation for
"This achievement is the product of a team effort. It has taken
the commitment and dedication of our physicians, their clinical
staff members and the entire organization to demonstrate the quality
of care delivered at Springfield Clinic," said Randy Bryant, chief
executive officer at Springfield Clinic. "This recognition validates
the efforts we have made in the past and inspires us to continue
leading the way in health care quality."
To celebrate the honor, clinic officials have declared Friday as
"Denim Day" at all Springfield Clinic offices. Employees are
encouraged to wear jeans, which is a departure from their
traditional workplace attire.
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Mary Stewart, chief clinical officer, explained: "We celebrated
previous AAAHC accreditation awards with a 'Denim Day' and it was
great fun for our doctors and staff. We felt a similar celebration
was in order to recognize our employees for their achievement."
Springfield Clinic is a progressive, physician-led
multi-specialty medical group, devoted to providing the highest
quality health care to its patients. With more than 375 physicians
and midlevel providers practicing in nearly 80 medical specialties
and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic serves a population of
nearly 1 million patients throughout the central Illinois region. As
one of the largest private, multi-specialty medical clinics in
Illinois, Springfield Clinic currently employs over 2,000 clinical
and administrative staff members who are committed to leadership in
quality, service and technology. For more information, go to
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