Our surgical suite and the practices of our physicians and staff are evaluated yearly by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Also know as the AAAHC or the Accreditation Association, it is the gold standard for developing rigid standards for patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health centers. Organizations like The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery are awarded certification when they are found to be in compliance with the standards set forth by the Association.
A voluntary process, an organization such as The Choe Center is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The process itself involves self-assessment, and a thorough review by the Association’s expert surveyors. Organizations that are certified are awarded a Certificate of Accreditation, which means they are committed to providing high quality health care and that commitment is demonstrated by measuring up to the rigid standards of the Accreditation Association.
What does it mean for you?
Certification means as a patient or possible patient, you are assured the Association has investigated the facility in question in the areas of patient rights; adequate management and administration; quality of care provided including improvement; appropriate clinical records and health information including their collection and safe-keeping; appropriate professional improvement opportunity for employees; necessary facilities and proper environment for procedures and functions; suitable anesthesia services including supervision and equipment; and proper surgical services including health care professional qualification and patient health protection.
What to look for:
When evaluating a procedure and the person who will be performing that procedure, look for this logo:
By seeing this logo, you can rest assured the facility strives to keep you safe by continually meeting appropriate standards and continually works toward high quality health care.
For more information about the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, please visit their website, www.aaahc.org