Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

The Rutgers University Health Service in Newark is re-accreditated by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare Centers (AAAHC) from April 13, 2016 to April 12, 2019. The summary report was glowing in every facet of our work. Accreditation by AAAHC is prestigious and requires exacting standards of excellence. Accreditation is not required, and less than 25% of American Universities achieve this status. 

Part of the task required for accreditation is continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA/QI). This includes performing audits and projects pertaining to clinical diagnoses, patient satisfaction, needs assessments, administrative procedures, risk management, charting and documentation, safety and infection control, immunizations and health promotion among many topics. Monthly QA/QI meetings also include continuing medical education and critical review of patient care, with our expert QA Consultant, Dr Lawrence Livornese. The goal of this program is to improve wherever possible, ensure patient safety and assure excellence in all our efforts.

Clinicians are Board Certified in their specialties, which include Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Adult Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. All are CPR and AED certified.