Members of the 90th Medical Group took some time to relax, eat and have some fun during a burger burn in the clinic’s courtyard June 29.
Personnel assigned to the 90th MDG used the opportunity to celebrate positive reviews following the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care’s inspection of their facility and practices which finished June 28.
“It’s great to have the hard work of being inspected behind us,” said Maj. Lisa Perry, 90th Medical Operations Squadron Family Health Flight commander and Group Practice manager, after being coined for her participation in the AAAHC. “The hard work is never over in the medical group but the burger burn is a great way to kick off the summer and take the opportunity to have some fun after a big inspection.”
The AAAHC accredits more than 5,000 organizations and is the accrediting organization for the United States Air Force and Coast Guard, according to their website.
During the out-brief which took place earlier in the morning, inspectors noted numerous positive findings in their review of the 90th MDG.
“They couldn’t stop saying great things about all of you,” Col. Fran Vasta Falldorf, 90th MDG commander, announced to the group gathered in the courtyard before a choreographed dancing flash mob interrupted her.
It was a welcome outburst for the 90th MDG commander as she joined in the dance before continuing with praise for those around her.
“The inspectors loved the documentation, but what really stood out to them was the quality of care that we provide across the board.”
Before coining Capt. Roger McMurray, 90th Medical Operations Squadron, Vasta Falldorf announced the inspectors had requested McMurray be their personal physician, an announcement met with applause from everyone gathered.
Vasta Falldorf went on to present 90th MDG coins to almost two dozen members of the medical group; among those receiving coins was Maj. Frances Bartz, 90th Medical Support Squadron.
“The inspectors couldn’t find one expired medication in the entire facility,” Vasta Falldorf announced while presenting Bartz with the coin. “That’s simply unheard of when you look at the size and scope of our mission.”
Vasta Falldorf, who retires July 10, expressed her desire to present 90th MDG coins to everyone in the clinic.
“You all deserve a coin for the job you do every day and I know the next time this clinic is inspected you’ll knock their socks off too,” she said.