WSSU Earns Accreditation for Student Health Center
December 8, 2011The A. H. Ray Student Health Center at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
“The health and well-being of our students is very important, and this goes a long way towards supporting that goal,” said Chancellor Donald J. Reaves.
An independent team of health care professionals examined the Center and found that it continues to meet rigorous, nationally recognized standards for quality health care services. According to the AAAHC, the dedication and effort necessary for an organization to be accredited is substantial and the compliance with those standards implies a commitment to continual self-evaluation and continuous improvement
In addition to providing health care, the Center also encourages and reinforces wellness programs by promoting “Healthy Rams for Life!” A holistic approach to healthcare service and education is intended to prevent and minimize disruptions to student’s academic progress due to health issues and to support students in choosing to live healthy and productive lives on campus and after graduation.
“Our health service staff works daily towards the goal of quality healthcare by striving to deliver safe, easily accessible, efficient and affordable healthcare services to our students,” said Ether S. Joe, director of A. H. Ray Student Health. “The Peer Health Educators play an important role in education and positive outcomes by increasing the Health Center’s ability to reach the student population.”
The WSSU Student Health Center is an operation within the Division of Student Affairs which is under the leadership of Dr. Trae Cotton, vice chancellor.
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