• Pennsylvania hospital-owned ASC nabs Aetna quality distinction

    Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital’s bariatric ASC was recognized by the Aetna Institutes of Quality, the Morning Times reported Aug. 23.
  • 3 ASC accreditations in 3 months

    Here are three ASCs Becker's has reported on that have received accreditations since May 27:
  • Tennessee eye ASC wins quality improvement award

    The Knoxville (Tenn.) Ophthalmology ASC won the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's 2021-22 Bernard A. Kershner Surgical/Procedural Care award.
  • Cincinnati ASC receives accreditation for ambulatory healthcare

    Best Surgery & Therapies, a spine and orthopedic ASC in Cincinnati, has been awarded accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Alabama ASC receives heart care designation

    Surgery Center South in Dothan, Ala., earned the HeartSafe workplace designation, a certification given to workplaces that have employees trained to specifically combat sudden cardiac arrest, local news source the Dothan Eagle reported May 26. 
  • Limiting 1st-year residents' work hours improves patient safety, study finds

    Resident physician-reported medical errors and adverse events dropped by more than a third after physician work hours were limited to no more than 16 in a row, according to a study recently published in BMJ Quality & Safety.
  • 5 accreditation updates for ASCs

    Here are five recent accreditation updates for ASCs:
  • Colorado ASC wins accreditation

    Parker, Colo.-based Milestone Surgical Center earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Where ASCs outshine hospitals in patient satisfaction: 4 stats 

    A recent survey by patient safety watchdog group Leapfrog shows patients prefer ASCs to hospital outpatient departments. 
  • Leapfrog names ASC advisory committee

    Healthcare watchdog organization the Leapfrog Group named 12 ASC leaders to its ASC advisory committee.
  •  8 ways to avoid ASC survey mistakes 

    The Joint Commission will conduct its accreditation survey at full capacity after making COVID-19-related updates from the last year. A recent blog post from the commission lays out what ASCs should keep an eye out for during the survey process this year. 
  • 3 ways ASCs can help CMS measure quality of their services

    In its March report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended CMS require ASCs to submit data on the cost of services they provide to Medicare.
  • 8 ASCs earning accreditations, awards in Q1

    Here are eight ASCs that received accreditations or awards in the first quarter:
  • Deborah Heart and Lung earn highest rating from professional group

    Browns Mills, N.J.-based Deborah Heart and Lung Center was awarded multiple three-star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, nj.com reported March 16.
  • 5-ASC practice earns AAAHC accreditation

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Athenix Body Sculpting Institute earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for each of its five ASCs.
  • Spine ASC snags 5th consecutive accreditation 

    The DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.) has been awarded its fifth consecutive accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • 4 ASC accreditation updates

    The past three weeks have seen multiple accreditations and patient safety distinctions, with one clinic earning a perfect score on its recertification.
  • 18 ASC, surgical hospitals won Healthgrades patient safety awards

    Healthgrades each year gives its Patient Safety Excellence award to the facilities with the best patient safety track records.
  • California ASC becomes bariatric Center of Excellence

    Torrance, Calif.-based R&R Surgical Institute's application to become a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program-accredited center was approved Jan. 26, Qemal Shaholli, director of operations at Torrance Surgical Alliance, told Becker's.
  • 6 recent ASC accreditations

    Six ASC accreditations and service verifications from the past two months:

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