Medical Assisting program receives 5-year accreditation
The Medical Assisting program at Ellsworth Community College has received notice that it will 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. “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. 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 college 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 college will have its next comprehensive review of the Medical Assisting program no later than February 2019.
Linda Hanson, Associate Dean of Health Occupations, 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.”