As of January 1, 2016, Columbia University Health has been recognized by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Opens in a new windowas a "medical home". Columbia Health was visited by experienced health care professionals and was measured against nationally recognized standards of care. As part of the assessment, the accreditors confirmed a number of requirements, including that Columbia Health demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining patient safety and to protecting patient privacy.
For the patient, a medical home model means that a dedicated team of care providers are available for all their primary care needs. Team based care, as exemplified by the medical home model, is considered a model for the highest quality of care.
Columbia Health is proud to be a medical home and is dedicated to delivering exemplary care for all students. Congratulations to the staff within the organization for their ongoing hard work and commitment to the well-being of our student community.
Members of the Columbia Health Medical Services team display the AAAHC certification.