Classique Medical Spa Earns Prominent Surgical Safety Accreditation

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A commitment to patient safety in all areas of outpatient surgery gives plastic surgery center Classique Medical Spa full accreditation from the AAASF.

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By meeting AAAASF's standards, our patients are assured of office-based surgery that is held to hospital criteria and regularly peer-reviewed for continued safety compliance.

Classique Medical Spa received accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) for its quantifiable commitment to patient safety. This honor is the highest recognition for outpatient surgical centers. AAAASF requires 100 percent compliance with all of its standards, especially in performing surgical procedures on patients under sedation or full anesthesia. There is no partial accreditation.

Classique Medical Spa, owned by Cynthia Poulos, M.D., achieved this distinction on its first inspection. Accreditation distinguishes clinics that regularly demonstrate practices and techniques focused on patient safety. This includes using sterile techniques at all times, having admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, employing certified surgical staff, registered nurses (RNs) and medical assistants and complying with all healthcare regulations. These regulations include the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

"Surprisingly, the majority of ambulatory surgical centers in the United States are not accredited," Dr. Poulos said. "By meeting AAAASF's standards, our patients are assured of office-based surgery that is held to hospital criteria and regularly peer-reviewed for continued safety compliance. It's also noteworthy that our facility was accredited on its first inspection since many do not pass on their initial attempt," she said.

Classique Medical Spa is located at 17 South St., Northborough, Mass., 01532-2603. Appointments can be made by calling (508) 393-4544. Inquiries about procedures and background information can be made at http://www.drpoulos.com.

Classique Medical Spa's mission is to enhance the practice of cosmetic surgery while speeding recovery time. It was founded by Dr. Cynthia Poulos, a Board Certified plastic surgeon with 26 years of experience. She is a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center's College of Medicine, and she completed her residency at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.

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Cynthia M.Poulos.MD
Classique Medical Spa
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