Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Surgery Center Achieves Nationally Recognized Accreditation

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Oshkosh Wisconsin surgery center achieves nationally recognized accreditation.

After four months of meticulous preparation, the Renaissance Surgery Center, located at 2400 Witzel Avenue in Oshkosh, achieved 100 percent compliance on a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

"National accreditation by the premier association, the AAAHC, underscores our commitment to providing the highest quality care and the best possible service to our patients, their loved ones, and our physician partners. I am very proud of the Renaissance Surgery Center team, who worked 15 hour days, seven-days a week to achieve this accreditation less than 30 days after our facility opened," said Diana Krause, administrator for the Renaissance Surgery Center.

The AAAHC evaluates core standards such as rights of patients, quality of care and health records, as well as adjunct standards that apply to organizations based on the services they provide. The Renaissance Surgery Center passed all core standards and adjunct standards for their anesthesia services, medical laboratory services, and diagnostic and imaging services. Overall, the AAAHC has nearly 250 core and 375 adjunct standards.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services by expert surveyors, who have extensive experience in the ambulatory environment. Not all organizations seek accreditation and not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation. Only 3,500 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.

For a virtual look at the Renaissance Surgery Center, visit http://www.fvpsurgery.com/center.cfm

The Renaissance Surgery Center team (pictured)
Back row: Beth Pachniak, RN, Allison Stindt, RN, Janis Schwarz, RN and Clinical Director, Peggy Brownlow, Surgical Technician and Materials Management Coordinator, Kelly Rehm, Registrar
Middle row: Diana Krause, RN and Administrator, Deby Gray, Business Services Manager
Front row: Amy Knetter, Surgical Technician, Anissa Tollakson, RN, Karen Rudolph, RN, Kathy Crowley, CSP. Not pictured: Dianne Thompson, in-house patient educational DVD producer.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (http://www.aaahc.org) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. It is the preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation is ultimately awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with the Accreditation Association standards.

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