West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center Receives Excellence Award From California Ambulatory Surgery Association

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California Ambulatory Surgery Association awards its first Annual Excellence Award to the West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center.

California Ambulatory Surgery Association announced that West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center is among the inaugural recipients of their ASC Excellence Award. The awards were established to acknowledge that California ASCs are drivers of excellent healthcare, providing opportunities and solutions for healthcare reform. The program is built around five pillar categories acknowledging a CASA member facility who exemplifies best practices in the surgery center industry, plus actively promotes and advocates for ASC excellence and inclusion in the healthcare delivery system.

West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center (WWMSC) was founded in 2002, and has committed itself to the highest level of multi-specialty care. The Center is dedicated to ophthalmology, otolaryngology, head & neck surgery, plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery. This center was the first ASC to employ Intraoperative Navigation, and the first outpatient center to perform Trans-nasal Endoscopic Image-guided Orbital Tumor Surgery. They are exceptionally engaged within their communities; five percent of their activity is pro-bono surgery for patients of the Venice Family Clinic (which serves 20,000 low-income and homeless families).

West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center has demonstrated significant involvement in the award pillar areas of:

MEMBERSHIP – Facility supports the ASC industry through active engagement in professional organizations.

ADVOCACY – Facility drives ASC related legislation at both the Federal and State level through education, action and financial contributions.

QUALITY – Facility drives transparency and clinical quality in the ASC through facility benchmarking and public reporting and superior performance of important metrics including outcomes, pricing and patient satisfaction.

EDUCATION – Facility ensures clinical best practices, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance through ongoing patient, staff and physician education.

COMMUNITY – Facility is actively engaged in educating the public regarding the benefits of ASCs and demonstrating leadership in improving the general health of their community.

About the West Wilshire Medical Surgical Center (WWMSC):
The WWMSC is a committed supporter of advocacy, and has hosted numerous tours and legislative fundraisers. The Directors, Chester F Griffiths, MD, FACS; Kian Karimi, MD, FACS and Howard R Krauss, MD are active members of the Los Angeles County and California Medical Associations. Dr. Griffiths serves on the Board of the Venice Family Clinic; Dr. Karimi is a local leader of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and Dr. Krauss serves on the Medical Board of California. WWMSC, under the leadership of Administrative and Clinical Director Veronica Rodriguez, actively supports education of their staff through CASA, ASCA and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

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