This makes the St. Cloud State clinic among a select national group of medical clinics accredited on a college campus.
“It is always exciting to receive this esteemed designation from our peers,” said Corita Beckermann, director of the Medical Clinic & Pharmacy. “It affirms the quality work of our staff and recognizes them for their exceptional care for patients and desire to continue to serve them in a way that contributes to their overall well-being and academic success.”
The accreditation comes as the Clinic doubled its footprint in the new center, allowing it to expand its routine and specialized medical, lab and pharmacy services for students. Since opening the new space to students this fall, the Clinic has served about 1,400 students. Clinic utilization increased 15 percent this fall from a year ago.
“We have a medical team that is passionate about caring for college students and continues to seek ways to enhance our medical services and lead innovation in the state through efforts such as telemedicine,” Beckermann said.
The accreditation comes after the Clinic earned the accreditation after completing a comprehensive and intensive process conducted by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the St. Cloud State Medical Clinic from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an accredited organization means the St. Cloud State clinic has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care. About 6,100 health care organizations in the United States are currently AAAHC accredited.
The St. Cloud State Medical Clinic & Pharmacy’s team of board-certified medical doctors and nurse practitioners provide students quick access and comprehensive care. The new facility includes specialized spaces for observation, triage, injections and procedures.