Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Health Center was awarded the highest recognition for health care organizations, accreditation for all services. The three-day unannounced survey was conducted recently by the Joint Commission, the most prestigious health care accrediting body in the country. The review found the health center in full compliance.
The health center voluntarily goes through the rigorous accreditation process to insure that University of Georgia students receive the highest quality health care. It is surveyed every three years and has been accredited since the mid-seventies. Only 28 out of 1,700 college health centers nationwide choose to go through the challenging Joint Commission accrediting process. The University of Georgia’s Health Center is the only college health center accredited by the Joint Commission in the state.
“The health center staff takes pride in this distinction. Accreditation is just one way we demonstrate our commitment to delivering high level health care and services to our students.”
The University Health Center is a unit of the Division of Student Affairs and is staffed by 200 employees, including 18 physicians with board certification or board eligibility in internal medicine, family practice, psychiatry and gynecology.