32 Facilities Earn AAAASF Accreditation for Patient Safety

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Each facility completed a thorough review process.

More than 30 facilities have demonstrated their commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) in July. AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

AAAASF requires 100 percent compliance with all accreditation standards and does not offer partial accreditation. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation.

To earn accreditation, these facilities passed inspection on hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety:

  •     Physicians For Women's Health in New Milford, Connecticut
  •     The PolyClinic, A Professional Corporation in Seattle, Washington
  •     Associated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Bloomfield, Connecticut
  •     Richmond Interventional Pain Management in Staten Island, New York
  •     Steven Wallach, MD in Mt. Kisco, New York
  •     Gold Coast Vision, LLC in Oxnard, California
  •     Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery in Sacramento, California
  •     Gamaliel Immanuel Physician, PC in Hempstead, New York
  •     Mid-Michigan Medical Center Gladwin in West Branch, Michigan
  •     Cedarville Family Practice in Cedarville, Ohio
  •     Sundance Rehabilitation Agency Inc. in Toms River, New Jersey
  •     Central Valley General Hospital in Reedley, California
  •     Elena Grantcharova Geppert, MD, PA in League City, Texas
  •     Partners in Health in Greenville, South Carolina
  •     Swall Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills, California
  •     All Island Gastroenterology and Liver Associates PC in Malverne, New York
  •     Hinsdale Gastroenterology Associates, SC in Hinsdale, Illinois
  •     Medical First New York, PC in New York, New York
  •     Orthopedic and Sports Associates of Long Island in Woodbury, New York
  •     Forest Hills Medical Services, PC in Forest Hills, New York
  •     Southern Illinois Medical Services in Carbondale, Illinois
  •     Coastal Pain Center, LLC in Brunswick, Georgia
  •     Accord Physicians, PLLC in Richmond Hill, New York
  •     Saginaw Horizon Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, PLLC in Saginaw, Michigan
  •     North Shore Aesthetics in Northbrook, Illinois
  •     Champion Fitness, Inc. Flora in Flora, Illinois
  •     Zoom Rehabilitation Inc. in Victoria, Texas
  •     Ozark Medical Clinic, LLC in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
  •     Coronado Surgery Center, LLC in Newport Beach, California
  •     Winthrop Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, PC in Mineola, New York
  •     Galaxy Medical, PC in New York, New York
  •     Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, LLC in Bolingbrook, Illinois

AAAASF facility inspectors are board certified medical specialists trained to perform a thorough and complete facility inspection. AAAASF facility inspectors follow a regimented procedure to inspect an outpatient surgery facility in the following categories:

  •     General Environment
  •     Operating Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  •     Recovery Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  •     General Safety in the Facility
  •     Blood and Medications
  •     Medical Records
  •     Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement
  •     Personnel
  •     Anesthesia

About the AAAASF
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,300 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the "gold standard" for quality patient care.

AAAASF programs include surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical and dental. AAAASF is also deemed by Medicare to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics. For more information, visit http://www.aaaasf.org or Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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