Exciting News: WeCare tlc pursues AAAHC accreditation

| February 5, 2024

An update to our client partners, patients, and the communities we serve

We’re thrilled to share that WeCare tlc is on the path to obtaining the esteemed Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Care (AAAHC). This move underscores our commitment to top-tier healthcare standards, ensuring the highest quality of care and elevating patient safety.

Why is AAAHC accreditation important:

  • This accreditation sets rigorous standards for ambulatory care.
  • WeCare tlc’s pursuit signifies a dedication to excellence and patient well-being.
  • Enhanced level of care and service as we strive for this prestigious accreditation.

This year, our main organizational focus is preparing to submit for all our health centers to be AAAHC accredited. We are excited to gain this accreditation because it will validate the tireless work and dedication your clinical teams are doing daily. It will also ensure that you know we are executing the tenants of a Primary Care Medical Home at the highest level. AAAHC accreditation also earns us a Primary Care Medical Home accreditation.

We chose to invest in this organization so our clients know, without a shadow of a doubt, that your investment in primary care is working at its highest level. 

Many of you have been through an accreditation process for relevant areas in your area of influence and understand the undertaking this involves. Because there will be changes at your health center as we move forward with “getting ready to be ready,” we wanted to share more about what AAAHC is and what the accreditation means to you and your health center.

Your entire health center team understands the goal and is engaged in the accreditation process. They are involved at every level because we could not meet our goals without them.

About AAAHC: 

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Care (AAAHC) is a prestigious organization that ensures the highest quality of care in ambulatory healthcare settings. AAAHC offers accreditation services, educational resources, and support to ambulatory care facilities across the United States.


AAAHC’s mission is to promote excellence in ambulatory care by setting rigorous standards, conducting thorough evaluations, and providing valuable guidance to healthcare providers. Our goal is to enhance patient safety, quality of care, and overall healthcare outcomes in ambulatory settings.

Accreditation Process: 

AAAHC conducts a comprehensive accreditation process that involves the following steps:

  • Application: Ambulatory care facilities interested in accreditation submit an application to apply AAAHC.
  • Self-Assessment: Facilities conduct a thorough self-assessment to evaluate their compliance with AAAHC standards.
  • On-Site Evaluation: AAAHC sends a team of experienced surveyors to assess the facility’s operations, policies, and practices.
  • Accreditation Decision: Based on the evaluation results, AAAHC grants accreditation to facilities that meet or exceed the required standards.
  • Continuous Improvement: Accredited facilities commit to ongoing quality improvement efforts to maintain their accreditation status. 

Benefits of AAAHC Accreditation:

  • Enhanced patient safety
  • Improved quality of care
  • Increased patient and staff satisfaction
  • Recognition of excellence in ambulatory care
  • Access to educational resources and best practices
  • Competitive advantage in the healthcare market 

AAAHC Standards:

AAAHC sets rigorous standards for ambulatory care facilities, covering areas such as:

  • Clinical care
  • Infection control
  • Patient rights and responsibilities
  • Facility management
  • Governance and leadership
  • Medication management
  • Safety and security
  • Emergency preparedness

We thank you for your time in reading this overview and for your continued partnership. We will stay in touch with you as things move forward so you are aware of where we are in the process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

Raegan Le Douaron, CEO
Kristy Bowman, Chief of Clinical Services
Dr. Kenneth Power, Medical Director