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FSU's Brady Health Service Achieves National Accreditation
04/12/2004

Frostburg State University’s Brady Health Service has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), according to Dr. John Lowe of FSU’s Dean of Student Development.

Status as an accredited organization means Brady Health Center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the AAAHC. Over 1,300 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.

“Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the community we serve,” said Dr. Lowe. “We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation.”

Ambulatory health organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.

Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office based surgery centers; single and multi-specialty group practices; college and university and health services; dental group practices; community health centers; occupational health centers; and managed care organizations.

Brady Health service is an out patient facility that services over 4,000 students on the FSU campus. Ms. Mary Tola, CRNP, is the director and Dr. Harjit Sidhu, M.D., is the participating physician.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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