SKOKIE, Ill. — Walgreens Healthcare Clinic has earned reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
AAAHC said Wednesday that as part of the process, its representatives evaluated Walgreens Healthcare Clinic providers in a clinical setting at a cross-section of locations, interviewed executive leaders and conducted patient surveys. The renewal signifies that Walgreens Healthcare Clinic continues to deliver high-quality, reliable care in an environment that promotes patient safety, according to the association.
Overall, Walgreens has more than 400 Healthcare Clinic locations across the country.
“With consumers, more than ever before, determining how and where they should receive health care and the exponential growth of walk-in retail clinics, the landscape is incredibly competitive,” Pat Carroll, divisional vice president and chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinic, said in a statement. “Renewing our AAAHC accreditation demonstrates that Walgreens Healthcare Clinics are committed to best practices, optimal care and delivering an excellent patient experience.”
AAAHC accreditation reflects an organization’s compliance with nationally recognized standards of care and is valid for three years. The process includes an on-site review by expert surveyors who have decades of experience as health care professionals, from doctors and nurses to medical directors and administrators.
“Walgreens Healthcare Clinic offers a valuable alternative to traditional points of care for millions of Americans, and we are proud to once again recognize them as an AAAHC-accredited organization,” stated Stephen Martin, president and chief executive officer of AAAHC. “By reviewing and validating Walgreens Healthcare Clinic to provide high-quality, walk-in health care, AAAHC is helping to extend accessible, comprehensive care to patients nationwide.”