About 30 outpatient surgery facilities received accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) in October, a media release from the AAAASF notes.

In order to receive accreditation, facilities must comply 100% with all accreditation standards concerning patient safety.

Inspectors are board-certified medical specialists who are trained to perform a thorough and complete facility inspection. Categories that are inspected at the facility include: general environment; operating room environment, policy and procedures; recovery room environment, policy and procedures; and general safety in the facility.

Additional categories that are inspected include: blood and medications; medical records; quality assessment and quality improvement; personnel; and anesthesia.

The following facilities received accreditation in October:

  • Agape Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation LP in Forest Hill, Maryland
  • East Texas Medical Center Carthage in Carthage, Texas (also doing business as ETMC First Physicians Clinic Center III)
  • Asuch Surgery Center in Marietta, Ga.
  • Baptist Health in Pangburn, Ark.
  • Belleza Cosmetic Surgery in Winter Park, Fla.
  • Puget Sound Surgical Center, Shoreline in Shoreline, Wash.
  • MedStar Medical Group, Southern Maryland LLC in Hollywood, Md.
  • Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, Kan.
  • Parker Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Highland Park, NJ.
  • Stonegate Plastic Surgery Center in Round Rock, Texas.
  • Akesis Services LLC in Austin, Texas.
  • Congressional Women’s Surgery Center, LLC in Rockville, Md.
  • Palo Alto Surgery Center in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Manhattan Medical Practice in Staten Island, NY.
  • Resolution Surgical, LLC in Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Service First of Northern California Aquatic Therapy and Wellness in Stockton,  Calif.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
  • Durand Clinic North, Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand, Wiss
  • Regen Medical, P.C. in New York,  NY.
  • Pine Mountain Nursing Health Center, Inc. in Frazier Park, Calif.
  • New York Heart and Vascular Specialists P.C. in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Larry Tetsoti, M.D., LLC in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Thibodeau Physical Therapy Limited Partnership in Lapeer, Mich.
  • Deckerville Community Hospital, Inc. in Deckerville, Mich.
  • Advance Rehabilitation & Consulting Limited Partnership in Saint Marys, Ga.
  • Digestive Medicine Associates, Pembroke Pines in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
  • Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute in Ashburn, Va.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services, Inc. in Rochester, Mich.
  • The Cataract Surgery Center of Milford, Inc. in Milford, Mass.

More information is available online at the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities website.

[Source: AAAASF]