The Bridge Wellness South Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

Stockbridge, GA – January 11, 2024 – The Bridge Wellness South has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this Pregnancy Medical Clinic from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety.

Status as an accredited organization means The Bridge Wellness South has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,600 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by AAAHC and 1095 Strong.

Organizations, such as The Bridge Wellness South that earn AAAHC Accreditation embody the 1095 Strong, quality everyday philosophy, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety.

“Meeting the needs of our patients with excellence and competence are core values of the Bridge Wellness South. Achieving this accreditation has been an important way to demonstrate those values to our community.” – Sonja Hegwood, Executive Director

The Bridge Wellness South is a non-profit volunteer medical clinic in Stockbridge, GA meeting the needs of the pregnant population of Henry County through no-cost pregnancy determination services and family education support.  We believe that no one should have to make decisions about their pregnancy without adequate information, help, and support.  Our medical team is comprised of staff and volunteer members who offer compassionate care to each patient.  Support staff at the Bridge Wellness South integrate evidence-based education and peer mentorship to meet the needs of growing families. Each year the Bridge Wellness South provides medical services and education support to approximately 800 individuals. You can learn more about our services at Located at 100 Eagles Walk in Stockbridge, the Bridge Wellness South’s organizational structure also involves volunteers throughout the medical and educational care path of our patients.  You can learn more about how to be involved at or call 770-957-8288.

Health care organizations, like the Bridge Wellness South, seeking AAAHC Accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site 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.

While the onsite survey is a key component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the accreditation maintenance mindset that The Bridge Wellness South integrates into its daily activities. The intent of accreditation is to fuel ongoing Quality Improvement and self-evaluation every day at The Bridge Wellness South and to ensure the best possible environment and experience for our patients and clients.


Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,700 organizations accredited. We accredit a wide range of outpatient settings, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery facilities, endoscopy centers, student health centers, medical and dental group practices, community health centers, employer-based health clinics, retail clinics, and Indian/Tribal health centers, among others.

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 accreditations 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 The Bridge Wellness South that earn AAAHC Accreditation embody the 1095 Strong, quality everyday philosophy, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety.

AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards. We provide a valuable survey experience founded on a peer-based, educational approach to onsite review. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation, along with specialized programs including Advanced Orthopedic Certification and Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality services to its patients—every day of the 1,095-day accreditation cycle. AAAHC Accreditation and Certification Programs are recognized by third-party payors, medical professional associations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and the public. For more information on AAAHC, please visit