11 accredited ASCs to know in March 2019


Here are 11 facilities accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Becker's ASC Review featured in March:

1. The Carmel (Ind.) Ambulatory Surgery Center is accredited by the AAAHC. Physicians at the center specialize in orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurosurgery and gynecology, among others.

2. Physicians at the Bridgewater (N.J.) Ambulatory Surgery Center specialize in ophthalmology, cardiology, gastroenterology and urology, among others. The center is a 2018 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association member.

3. The multispecialty Bedford (N.H.) Ambulatory Surgery Center opened in 1993 and has six operating suites and three suites designated for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. The center has a 0.25 percent infection rate and a hospital admission rate of 0.0002 percent.

4. The Troy, Mich.-based Truvista Surgery Center was built in 2007, and was founded by physicians. Physicians at the center specialize in cataract, retina and plastic surgery.

5. The Port Huron, Mich.-based Blue Water Surgery Center exceeds national patient satisfaction benchmarks. Patients rate their overall patient satisfaction at 95 percent and likelihood to recommend at 93 percent on the Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey.

6. The Gunnison, Colo.-based Alpine Surgery Center was established in 2006 by Gloria Beim, MD, a sports medicine physician who has treated Olympic athletes. Physicians at Alpine Surgery Center specialize in treating shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist injuries.

7. Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based ACCESS Surgery Center is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and associated with Egg Harbor Township-based Atlantic Gastroenterology Associates. Physicians at ACCESS Surgery Center perform gastroenterology, orthopedic, pain management and gynecology procedures.

8. New Port Richey, Fla.-based BayCare Surgery Center has four surgical suites and three endoscopy procedure rooms and 50 physicians on staff.

9. Anaheim, Calif.-based The Associated Gastroenterology Medical Group Endoscopy Center has an adenoma detection rate above the national average. Physicians at the center specialize in acid reflux management, hemorrhoid removal and colonoscopies.

10. The Evans, Ga.-based Augusta Endoscopy Center performs above the national benchmarks for adenoma detection, scope withdrawal time and cecal intubation rate.

11. Boston Surgery Center is on the Boston PainCare campus, which was established in 2007. Boston PainCare was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

More articles on accreditation:
AAAHC awards Jefferson Surgery Center - Blue Bell three-year accreditation: 3 details to know
AAAHC-accredited center to know: Carmel Ambulatory Surgery Center
The Surgery Center of Fairbanks awarded 'CNOR Strong' designation —- 3 details


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