Spear elected secretary of AAAHC

May 10, 2010

Margaret Spear, director of University Health Services at the Pennsylvania State University, has been elected secretary of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Spear has worked in a college health setting for more than 28 years and has been at Pennsylvania State University since 1990. Prior to working in college health, she worked as a physician at various settings, including a hospital and a medical group practice. At Penn State, Spear serves as adjunct professor, clinical professor of medicine and the director of University Health Services. Spear received her medical degree from Mount Sinai Medical School in 1977 and has taken graduate course work at the Department of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State. She currently serves as chair of the AAAHC Accreditation Committee and has been a surveyor for the AAAHC since 1994. She represents the American College Health Association.
“The AAAHC Board serves an important role in overseeing the direction of the Accreditation Association and developing the accreditation standards that are the basis for high quality ambulatory patient care,” said John Burke, AAAHC executive vice president and CEO. “We look forward to working with these outstanding individuals in the coming year as we build on and expand the accomplishments of our previous leadership.”
The AAAHC/Accreditation Association, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with nearly 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. The AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, college student health centers, managed care organizations, military health care clinics, 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. For more information, visit www.aaahc.org.

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