• Michigan ASC gains orthopedic certification

    Troy, Mich.-based UnaSource Surgery Center has snagged Advanced Orthopaedic Certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the company said in a Nov. 28 email to Becker's. 
  • Tennessee ASC snags orthopedic accreditation

    Jackson, Tenn.-based Physicians Surgery Center is the first ASC in the state to achieve Advanced Orthopaedic Certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the center said in a release emailed to Becker's Nov. 20.
  • AAAHC adds to its board of directors, names new leadership

    The ​​Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care on Nov. 7 named new officers and leadership to its board of directors.
  • 3 recent ASC accreditations

    From bariatric care to knee replacements, here are three new ASC accreditations Becker's has reported on since Aug. 23. 
  • Wyoming ASC first in the state to receive knee, hip replacement excellence award

    Powder River Surgery Center in Gillette, Wyo., has become the first clinic in the state to receive Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming's "Blue Circle of Excellence" designation for hip and knee replacements. 
  • Iowa orthopedic ASC earns accreditation

    The orthopedic surgery center affiliated with Des Moines, Iowa-based DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, Ankeny Medical Park Surgery Center & UnityPoint Health has earned the AAAHC advanced ortho certification accreditation, news station WHO reported Oct. 21. 
  • 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.

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