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QuadMed Becomes First to Earn Recognition for
Multiple Clinic Locations under One Accreditation Network
SUSSEX, Wis. – November 10, 2014 – QuadMed, a nationally recognized provider of on-site, near site
and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions, today became the first to achieve
Network Accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The
AAAHC’s ground-breaking Network Accreditation program focuses exclusively on group accreditations
for organizations that own, operate and direct care for 10 or more health sites.
“Network Accreditation reflects an organization’s passionate commitment to quality care in all facets of
its operations,” said John Burke, PhD, president and CEO of AAAHC. “It reflects the patient safety, quality
care and value expertise we have accumulated over 35 years and applies it to the structure and
management of an operation at the highest level – monitoring health care quality and delivery from the
top down. We are extremely proud to have such a distinguished organization as QuadMed as the first
recipient of AAAHC Network Accreditation.”
“Earning AAAHC accreditation further demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality care for
our patients, and superior value for our clients,” said Sue Buettner, president of QuadMed. “The
collaboration between our corporate leaders, operations managers, clinic supervisors and talented
clinical staff led us to this momentous achievement.”
The AAAHC Network Accreditation Program focuses on the ability and effectiveness of a corporate
organization's system of centralized governance and administration to maintain its sites of care in an
accreditable manner. Accreditation is granted to the corporate organization and each individual site of
care included in the network receives a certificate identifying it as being operated by an accredited
The three-year term of AAAHC Network Accreditation awarded to QuadMed covers 20 of QuadMed’s
locations nationwide. In addition, nine of QuadMed’s network earned Medical Home accreditation, a
designation that assures QuadMed patients that their clinic is truly a home base for all of their health
care needs.
QuadMed will actively incorporate additional clinics into the current accreditation term, including new
clinics opening as part of its ongoing nationwide expansion and the mid-sized clinics that joined
QuadMed as part of its October 2013 acquisition of Novia CareClincs.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive selfassessment and onsite surveys by AAAHC expert surveyors, including physicians, nurses and
administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. AAAHC accreditation indicates an
organization participates in ongoing self-evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve
its care and services. To learn more about Network Accreditation from AAAHC, visit
QuadMed (www.quadmedical.com) is a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared
site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions. The model features a full continuum of highquality, patient-centered services proven to decrease costs by increasing accessibility and engagement.
QuadMed’s 20-plus-year track record of success is rooted in integrating prevention-focused primary
care with leading-edge technology and analytics. Created in 1990 as a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, a
leading global printer that is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world, QuadMed now serves
more than 90 clients in more than 80 health centers, which can be tailored to fit virtually any size or
AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), founded in 1979, is the leader in
ambulatory health care accreditation with nearly 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC
accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, officebased surgery centers, college student health centers, health plans/managed care organizations, military
health care clinics, large medical and dental practices and medical homes. In 2010, AAAHC launched an
international accreditation. 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 and medical
organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public. For more
information, visit www.aaahc.org.