Lexington Clinic becomes first AAAHC accredited medical group practice in Kentucky

Lexington Clinic’s physician group and all associated practices have achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), becoming the first, and only, medical group practice in Kentucky to receive this accreditation.
The AAAHC accreditation was awarded for the maximum number of three years and demonstrates not only that Lexington Clinic meets nationally recognized standards of care set by the AAAHC, but also is committed to providing quality healthcare to all patients of Lexington Clinic and associated practices.

"Quality patient care is our top priority, and this accreditation is one of the ways we can show patients our commitment to healthcare excellence,” said Andrew H. Henderson, M.D., Lexington Clinic chief executive officer. "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 our patients and the quality of care we provide.”

AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide diagnostic or medical care on an outpatient basis. To receive accreditation, a facility and its staff must undergo an extensive and rigorous self-assessment and on-site survey by the AAAHC’s expert surveyors— volunteer physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory healthcare.

Lexington Clinic is Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest group practice, with more than 225 providers offering primary and specialty care services and is the only medical group practice in Kentucky accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Founded in 1920, Lexington Clinic offers more than 30 specialties and operates offices in more than 30 locations throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky. For more information about Lexington Clinic, visit LexingtonClinic.com. To follow Lexington Clinic on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/LexingtonClinicky.   

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 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.