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 August. 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:

  •     Edward S. Goldberg, M.D., P.C. in New York, New York
  •     Premier Central Inc. in Hope, Arkansas
  •     NASPAC1, LLC in Hainesport, New Jersey (doing business as North American Spine and Pain)
  •     Hope IVF in Irvine, California
  •     Champion Fitness, Inc. of Leroy in Leroy, Illinois
  •     Andrew K. Choi, M.D., P.C. Los Angeles, California
  •     Newport Partners Surgicenter, LLC in Newport Beach, California
  •     Haiou Duan Medical, P.C. in Brooklyn, New York
  •     Champion Fitness, Inc. of Pekin in Pekin, Illinois
  •     Bay Ridge Medical Imaging P.C. in Brooklyn, New York
  •     Alfred Shtainer, M.D., P.C. in Brooklyn, New York
  •     Precision Plastic Surgery PLLC in Austin, Texas
  •     Evangelical Retirement Homes of Greater Chicago - Outpatient in Schaumburg, Illinois
  •     Northshore Ambulatory Care, LLC in Skokie, Illinois
  •     SHC Rehab, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida (doing business as Bodymax Physical Therapy)
  •     Baptist Health in Prescott, Arkansas
  •     HTS Outpatient Therapy Services, LLC in Hobart, Indiana
  •     Champion Fitness, Inc. of Mahomet in Mahomet, Illinois
  •     Functional Rehabilitation, Inc. in Delray Beach, Florida
  •     Rush Medical Foundation in Meridian, Mississippi
  •     Mexia Principal Healthcare Limited Partnership in Teague, Texas (doing business as Parkview Medical Clinic of Teague)
  •     Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center, LLC in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
  •     Sillect Surgery Group, Inc. in Bakersfield, California
  •     Omnicare Multi-Specialty Center, LLC in Brooklyn, New York
  •     CK Plastic Surgery Inc. in Los Angeles, California
  •     Lars P. Enevoldsen, M.D., Plastic Surgery, A Professional Corporation in Modesto, California
  •     Mai Pham, M.D., P.S. in Seattle, Washington (doing business as Seattle Vascular Surgery)
  •     Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Jupiter, Florida
  •     Collins Franklin Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina
  •     Brian Kurland, M.D., P.A. in Fort Myers, Florida
  •     Seneca Meadows Surgery Center, LLC in Germantown, Maryland
  •     Genesis Rehabilitation Services in Marion, Ohio

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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