Vista, California – April 10, 2019 – Pathway Health Clinic has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this pregnancy medical clinic from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization Pathway Health Clinic has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve excellence,” stated Leslie Salazar-Carrillo, CEO of Pathway Health Clinic. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”
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.
“Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide,” said Leslie Salazar-Carrillo.
Pathway Health Clinic, formerly knowns as Pregnancy Resource Center is a not-for-profit organization serving the Tri-City area since 1998, becoming a licensed medical clinic in 2002, and 2018 the name was changed to Pathway Health Clinic. PHC provides pregnancy tests, limited first trimester ultrasounds, parenting classes, STD/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education, resources, and referrals. All services are at no-cost. Additionally, PHC has a licensed mobile RV that provides pregnancy testing and limited first trimester ultrasounds to the community where transportation may be an issue.
PHC is located at:
1830 Hacienda Drive Suite 8
Vista, California 92081.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. 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.