Medical Group on track for major inspection Aug. 10 to 14

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  • By Ron Martin
  • 92nd Medical Group Quality Services
The 92nd Medical Group will undergo a combined Health Services Inspection and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care inspection next week. The 12 inspectors (nine from HSI and three from AAAHC) will evaluate essentially every activity or service the medical group provides (in other words they don't leave too many "stones" unturned). These rigorous, comprehensive medical inspections occur every 36 months on average.

HSI is a military inspection team from the Air Force Inspection Agency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., and evaluates military-specific areas. It will consist of a team chief, a dentist, a nurse, a physician, a bioenvironmental engineer, a social worker, an administrator, a public health officer and a senior-enlisted inspector. The HSI team inspects more than 1,600 criteria in order to evaluate the ability of the 92nd MDG to perform its wartime and peacetime missions. Areas inspected include Readiness, Public Health, Flight Medicine and Medical Logistics, among others.

AAAHC is a civilian agency that inspects both military and civilian clinics. It is recognized nationally as a symbol of quality and safety that reflects an organization's commitment to providing excellent patient care. The AAAHC team includes an administrator, a physician and a dentist. All three surveyors have prior military experience ranging from two years active duty in the Air Force to 28 years in the Army Reserves. Combined they have more than 80 years of health care experience and average 17 years working for the AAAHC. The team will inspect about 500 standards to ensure quality care is being provided to the 12,000 enrolled patients of the 92nd MDG. Areas inspected include patient care services, health record documentation, performance improvement, clinic administration and 92nd MDG facilities.

The more than 300 members of the medical group are exceptionally proud to be a part of Team Fairchild and are looking forward to this inspection as an opportunity to showcase their unwavering support for the men and women of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing.