Medical Assisting programs receive 5-year accreditation
The Medical Assisting programs at Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community Colleges have received notice that they’ll be granted the maximum allowable 5-year continuing accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
“We’re so pleased and proud of this accomplishment … it is the result of a great deal of dedication and hard work by our faculty and staff to complete the necessary reports and documentation,” says Dee Lynk, Medical Assisting Coordinator for both colleges. “In addition to our college accreditation, this specific accreditation of the Medical Assisting programs lets our prospective students and their families know that they’ll receive the best possible Medical Assisting education at ECC and MCC. It’s a great accomplishment to receive five-year status, and will be a great recruiting tool for us!”
The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) has issued a letter to the colleges noting that all citations from the initial accreditation on-site survey have been addressed, and an acceptable 2013 Annual Report was submitted and received. The colleges will have their next comprehensive review of the Medical Assisting programs no later than February 2019.
Linda Hanson, Associate Dean of Health Occupations for both colleges, credits Lynk and the Health Occupations support staff for achieving the five-year accreditation status. “There’s an incredible amount of preparation and documentation that goes into these accreditation visits, and these folks went above and beyond. They’re to be congratulated for achieving such a great result.”