The Accreditation Board serves as the governing body with the authority and responsibilities of monitoring each level of the health organization in respect to:
- the quality of care, quality of improvement mechanism,
- pre-survey review of determination of action items,
- credential review and privilege delineation, and
- risk management of the Nation's health clinics.
In doing so, the Accreditation Board goal is to attain and maintain accreditation of the Nation's health clinics with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAHC).
Members shall include a minimum of fifteen members of which the majority will be Native American with Ho-Chunk preference observed.
Rosalie Brown Thunder, President & Area I
Vacant, Area II
Vacant, Area III
Vacant, Area IV
Bonnie Stroessner, Area V
Wayne Falcon, Ho-Chunk Cultural Advisor
Dr. Alec Thundercloud, Executive Director of Health
Kyle Berra, Medical Services Director
Dr. Ben Boardman
Dr. Amy DeLong
Nancy Rybski, Compliance Officer,
Vacant, Community Health Director
Julie Abbott-Jones, Behavioral Health
Vacant, Office Of President
Atty. Nicole Homer, Dept. Of Justice
Meetings of the Accreditation Board:
The Accreditation Board convenes a regular monthly meeting.
The Accreditation Board met its goal of maintaining accreditation with the national standards of ambulatory certification. With the AAAHC stamp of approval, the Health clinics prove they met the highest standards of cleanliness, suitability of educational health literature, peer review of medical staff and security of its drug inventory and equipment functionality to name a few criteria.
In August 2003, the Ho-Chunk Health Care Center and the House of Wellness clinics attained accreditation from the AAAHC.
The AAAHC returned in 2006, and after more thorough inspection of the two clinics, both facilities obtained re-certification of accreditation from the AAAHC.
In 2009, the AAAHC recertified the Ho-Chunk Health Care Center for three years of accreditation and recertified the House of Wellness clinic for one year.
In 2010, the AAAHC returned to the House of Wellness Clinic for another inspection. The House of Wellness obtained a three-year recertification of accreditation.