Student Health Center Earns National Accreditation

Marymount University’s Student Health Center has earned national accreditation, an honor achieved by organizations that meet or exceed recognized standards for quality of care and patient safety.

According to Dr. Demetrius Johnson, dean of student success at Marymount, only about 10 percent of college health centers pass the process. Johnson added that smaller institutions like Marymount typically don’t even attempt it.
“We’re very excited to have the accreditation,” said Catherine Brocker, who has served as the Marymount Student Health Center’s director for three years. “This shows that we’re dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality of health care and we’re all very proud of that.”
The designation came from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC), the recognized accrediting body for college student health centers nationally, and runs through early 2021. The process, which is voluntary, involved self-assessment and thorough review by AAAHC surveyors with extensive healthcare experience.
Brocker said the accomplishment was the result of the health center staff’s combined effort.
“We have a great team that is deådicated to providing outstanding service,” Brocker added. “We’re excited to achieve this and will continue to look at how we can improve. This is just the beginning!”
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Catherine Brocker