Each facility completed a thorough review process

(PRWEB) October 29, 2015

About 30 facilities have demonstrated their commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) in September. 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:

  • Gallion Community Hospital Physician Practice Gaius Street in Bucyrus, Ohio
  • Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Richmond Heights, Ohio
  • Speech Connections P.C. (doing business as Therapy Connections, P.C.) in Houston, Texas
  • Ringgold County Hospital in Mounty Ayr, Iowa
  • Conejo Valley Outpatient Center, LLC in Los Angeles, California
  • Back Kim MD PC (doing business as Heart Vein NYC) in New York, New York
  • Sylvan Bartlett, P.A. in Odessa, Texas
  • The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago SC in Chicago, Illinois
  • Hanabusa IVF in San Diego, California
  • Burgess Family Clinic-Decatur in Decatur, Nebraska
  • Memorial Medical Center Of West Michigan (doing business as Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family and Internal Medicine – Ludi) in Ludington, Michigan
  • Newaygo County General Hospital Association (doing business as Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Multispecialty Clinic Fremont) in Freemont, Michigan
  • Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan (doing business as Spectrum Health Family Medicine – Pentwater) in Pentwater, Michigan
  • Newaygo County General Hospital Association (doing business as Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Family Medicine Newaygo) in Newaygo, Michigan
  • Outpatient Procedure Centers, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, LLC in Rochester, New York
  • PK Sharma, MD FACS, in Tenafly, New Jersey
  • Five Star Rehabilitation and Wellness Services, LLC in Devon, Pennsylvania
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Physician Services Inc. (doing business as Princeton Primary Care and Specialty Clinic) in Princeton, Indiana
  • Miami Rehab Center, LLC in Miami, Florida
  • Poplar Springs Physical Therapy, LLC in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Preferred Hospital Leasing Muleshoe Inc. in Muleshoe, Texas
  • Champion Fitness Inc. in Morris, Illinois
  • Rehabilitation Professionals Inc. (doing business as The Colonnade Senior Living) in O’Fallon, Illinois
  • Accredited Ambulatory Care, LLC in Chicago, Illinois
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • RehabCare Group East Inc. in Tampa, Florida
  • Napa Advanced Surgery Center, LLC in Napa, California
  • Fashion Island Surgery Center, LLC (doing business as Surgery Center of Orange) in Orange, California

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

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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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