The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Facilities has accredited Kirby Plastic Surgery in Fort Worth, Texas, as a surgery center specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
The new facility is in a shopping mall and is led by Emily J. Kirby, MD, chief of plastic surgery at Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Kirby said she pursued this particular accreditation because it's from the only accreditation body endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
"Patient safety is at the foundation of everything we do. I wanted our patients to enjoy all the benefits of a private surgical suite that would meet or exceed the level of safety they would experience in a hospital," Dr. Kirby said.