34 facilities earn AAAASF accreditation for patient safety

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Each facility completed a thorough review process

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) finished its 35th anniversary year strong by accrediting 34 new facilities in December. AAAASF promotes the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient) and rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies, as well as 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:

  •     Southern California Surgery Center, Inc. in Huntington Park, California
  •     Advance Rehabilitation & Consulting Limited Partnership in Ozark, Alabama
  •     Neurohope Of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana
  •     Women's Care Associates in Eugene, Oregon
  •     Advance Rehabilitation & Consulting Limited Partnership in Rome, Georgia
  •     Ortho Spine Surgical LLC in Hinsdale, Illinois
  •     YJ Lee Gastroenterology PC in Duluth, Georgia
  •     Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates in Fort Myers, Florida
  •     Princeton Surgiplex, LLC in Princeton, New Jersey
  •     Aim High Childrens Therapy LLC in Brownsville, Texas
  •     Clara Barton Medical Clinic Great Bend in Great Bend, Kansas
  •     The Portland Surgical Center in Portland, Oregon
  •     Riverwalk Medical Corporation in Bakersfield, California
  •     Bay Area Surgical Specialist Services, LLC in Walnut Creek, California
  •     POSC of Orange in Newport Beach, California
  •     Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Spartanburg, South Carolina
  •     Stony Brook Surgical Associates in Centereach in New York, New York
  •     Fleur-de-Lis Community Health, Inc. in Church Point, Louisiana
  •     Genesis Rehabilitation Services in Columbia, South Carolina
  •     Heights Surgicare in New York, New York
  •     Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology, PC in Newnan, Georgia
  •     Seminole Hospital District in Seminole, Texas (doing business as Memorial Hospital Clinic South)
  •     Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Florence, South Carolina
  •     Care Continuum Consultants, LLC in Harlingen, Texas (doing business as Quantum Therapy)
  •     Minor Surgical Center, LLC in Jamaica, New York
  •     MedStar Medical Group - Southern Maryland LLC in Prince Frederick, Maryland (doing business as Tri-County Endoscopy Center in Prince Frederick)
  •     Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services LLC in Tega Cay, South Carolina
  •     CORA Health Services Inc. in Sun City Center, Florida
  •     Alvarez, M.D. & Leary, M.D., PC in Orchard Park, New York
  •     Roswell Eye Surgery Center LLC in Marietta, Georgia
  •     Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa (doing business as JCHC Rural Health Clinic)
  •     Center for Advanced Plastic Surgery Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California
  •     Salem Peabody Oral Surgery, Inc. in Peabody, Massachusetts
  •     Nashville Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee (doing business as Southern Endoscopy Center)

AAAASF facility surveyors are board certified medical specialists trained to perform a thorough and complete facility survey. AAAASF facility surveyors 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, as well as rural health clinics. For more information, visit http://www.aaaasf.org or Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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