Family Practice Center PC Achieves AAAHC Certification for 10 Consecutive Years

(Central Pennsylvania) April 2024 – Family Practice Center, PC has achieved certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for the 10th year in a row. Primary Healthcare Offices that earn AAAHC Certification demonstrate a dedication to high-quality patient health care and become part of an elite force of organizations that prioritize quality for their patients and staff.

Status as an organization that has earned certification means Family Practice Center PC has met the highest level of nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.

1095 Strong is a transformational movement and call-to action spearheaded by the AAAHC to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to operationalize quality practices. The three-year, or 1,095-day period between certifications, is a critical time when ambulatory health organizations, with help from proven experts, can develop the kind of everyday habits that enable leaders in the industry to provide the utmost in quality care to their patients. Organizations, such as Family Practice Center PC that earn AAAHC Certification embody the 1095 Strong, quality everyday philosophy, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety.

While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the certification maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily activities long after the survey has been completed. AAAHC Certification demonstrates the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, ongoing performance improvement strategies, and an effective organizational infrastructure aimed at providing safe and effective care.

Chief Executive Officer, Benjamin Williard, regarding Family Practice Center’s AAAHC Certification, said: “We are thrilled to achieve AAAHC certification and sustain for the 10th year in a row. AAAHC certification is a recognition that reflects our unwavering commitment to our mission of exceptional and compassionate care. This signifies that our organization prioritizes a patient-centered approach, ensuring the highest quality care and safety for our community.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC Certification undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.



About Family Practice Center, PC Founded in 1973, Family Practice Center, PC, is a large group of primary care physicians in Central Pennsylvania committed to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model for delivering high-quality health care by partnering with patients, alongside their families and caregivers, to improve treatment outcomes. In other words – the patient – is the center of our attention. For more information about FPC, please visit