Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Widner & Alford Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Facility Improves Patient Safety
Through AAAASF Accreditation
Widner & Alford Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Austin, Texas has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), recognized nationally as the “Gold Standard” in accreditation.
Widner & Alford OMS is a full scope oral surgery practice specializing in the placement of both metal and non-metal dental implants, wisdom teeth removal and extractions, treatment of TMJ as well as corrective jaw surgery. Both Dr. Steve Widner and Dr. Jeff Alford are Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Widner opened the practice in 1990 and since the practice has expanded to three convenient office locations in Austin, Lakeway and Bastrop, Texas.
To earn its accreditation, Widner & Alford OMS, like every AAAASF accredited ambulatory surgery facility, must meet stringent national standards for general environment, general safety, blood and medication, medical records, quality assessment/improvement, personnel, operating room, recovery room, and anesthesia. The end result is that the accredited facility makes a commitment toward maintaining safety and quality in the ambulatory surgery facility. As the leading accrediting organization for ambulatory facilities, AAAASF has developed the systems to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery that directly benefit patients.
Widner & Alford can demonstrate that they have met the highest standards in patient care and safety. Meeting the “Gold Standard” requirements elevates the patient safety awareness of every member of the staff and improves the quality of care.
AAAASF has been a major proponent for peer review reporting and quality improvement in the outpatient surgery environment. It is the mission of AAAASF to develop and implement standards of excellence to improve quality of patient care and safety through a program of inspection and accreditation that serves both the medical community and the public interest.
For more information visit, http://www.widneroms.com.