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FSU’s Brady Health Center Achieves National Re-accreditation
03/24/2010

FSU’s Brady Health Center Achieves National Re-accreditation
The FSU Brady Health Center staff includes, front row, from left, Director Mary Tola, CRNP, MS; Julia Miller, RN; and Amy Kiddy, RN, BS. Second row, from left, Laura Williams, RN; Diana Preston; Darlene Smith, CRNP, MS; and Cindy Nelson.
Frostburg State University’s Brady Health Services has received a three-year accreditation from AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care). Status as an accredited organization means that the campus health care center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care.

Health organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. “Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the University community we serve,” said Mary Tola, director and nurse practitioner. ”We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation.”

This is the fifth accreditation received by Brady Health and it is in effect until January 2013. Brady Health Center is one of only three university health centers in the state of Maryland to receive this accreditation.

AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 4,500 organizations accredited nationwide. The AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, college student health centers, and large medical and dental practices. The Accreditation Association 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.

Brady Health Services is an outpatient facility that serves more than 5,000 students on the FSU campus. Harjit Sidhu, M.D., is the participating physician.

For more information on Brady Health Services, call 301-687-4310 or log onto http://www.frostburg.edu/brady/index.htm.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. -end-

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