Brookside Surgery Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Facilities seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite survey by expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“As a leading provider of outpatient surgical procedures in the Battle Creek, Mich. and surrounding areas, it’s important for us to continually meet and exceed our patient’s expectations.,” states Becky Klein, R.N., director of clinical operations at Brookside Surgical Center. “When you see our certificate of accreditation from AAAHC, it means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”
Status as an accredited organization means Brookside Surgery Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous onsite survey process are granted accreditation.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.