Aliso Viejo, Calif. (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
Athenix Body Sculpting Institute™ California surgical facilities have received accreditation from the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) for the next three years. The IMQ Ambulatory Care Review Committee granted Athenix the highest level achievable under IMQ standards.
“We are extremely pleased to receive the highest level of IMQ accreditation,” said Athenix Chief Medical Officer Maurice Sherman, M.D. “For our patients, this serves as validation of the rigorous standards of safety, professionalism and quality care upheld by all of our Athenix locations.”
The IMQ Ambulatory Care Review Program includes a comprehensive review of the facility’s clinical staff credentials, patient medical record-keeping practices, calibration and maintenance of medical equipment and other important safety measures. Facilities are also subjected to an on-site survey by physician peers before a final decision is rendered by the IMQ Ambulatory Care Review Committee.
The IMQ Ambulatory Care Review Program is recognized by the Medical Board of California and is administered by the Institute for Medical Quality, which was launched by the California Medical Association in 1996. While originally founded with the mission to improve the quality of healthcare for California patients, IMQ accreditation is now recognized in other states as well. IMQ accreditation is voluntary for cosmetic surgery clinics in California.
About Athenix Body Sculpting Institute™
Athenix Body Sculpting Institute™ is a leading cosmetic surgery center with locations in Bellevue, Wash., Fresno, Calif., Pasadena, Calif. and Irvine, Calif. Athenix specializes in body contouring and offers a variety of innovative procedures to help people look and feel their best. Athenix’s Micro-Body Contouring helps men and women treat problem fat areas without the medical risks of traditional liposuction and general anesthesia. Micro-Body Contouring combines Body-Jet water-assisted liposuction with laser liposuction to create better aesthetic results with shorter recovery periods.