That speaks volumes about the commitment to patient safety in Costa Rica where medical tourism is flourishing
Gurnee, IL (PRWEB) July 23, 2010
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) has expanded into Costa Rica by accrediting three facilities in July. "There are now four fully accredited surgery clinics in Costa Rica, with many more on the horizon," says Jeff Pearcy, AAAASFI Executive Vice President. "That speaks volumes about the commitment to patient safety in Costa Rica where medical tourism is flourishing," he adds.
AAAASFI has created a new set of dental surgical standards to promote much needed oversight in that field and has seen tremendous interest in Costa Rica and Panama.
The three new accredited clinics are:
Clinica Odontologica Feinzaig - Director: Julie A. Feinzaig
Prisma - Director: Josef Cordero Pinczanski
Clinica Oftalmologica 20/20 - Director: Claudio Orlich Dundorf, MD
"The certificate of accreditation is a symbol to patients that the accredited facility has taken the additional step of opening its practice to the scrutiny of an international organization dedicated to patient safety. This could be a deciding factor for those patients seeking the highest quality results in the safest environments.
This is truly a golden opportunity for any surgery clinic to be recognized as a leader in patient safety and to demonstrate to potential patients that this clinic has taken every possible precaution for their safety. With the increased activity in medical tourism, now is the time to get involved in this international patient safety program of inspection and accreditation to help improve patient safety and quality care globally," says Dr. Ronald Iverson, President of AAAASFI.