HICKORY, N.C., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewmont Surgery Center is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), further distinguishing the facility from other outpatient surgery centers in the region. AAAHC accreditation, which is determined by an independent, external process of evaluation, is a well-recognized and noteworthy indication of the high-quality level of care Viewmont provides for every patient.
Status as an accredited organization means Viewmont has not only met but exceeded the nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality healthcare set by AAAHC, and has joined the ranks of more than 5,000 ambulatory healthcare organizations across the United States that share the same accreditation status. While accreditation is voluntary and not all ambulatory healthcare organizations seek to be AAAHC accredited, many that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are unable to meet the required standards.
"AAAHC accreditation is an incredible accomplishment for Viewmont Surgery Center," says Kathy Kelly, administrator. "This is an important milestone of national recognition and accreditation in our continuing growth and commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients."
Ambulatory healthcare organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors—physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory healthcare. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
Viewmont Surgery Center is a fully licensed and CMS accredited ambulatory surgery center, with specialties that include oral surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), orthopedics, podiatry and pain management. To learn more about the facility's services, staff and ancillary services, visit www.viewmontsurgerycenter.com.
ABOUT Viewmont Surgery Center
Viewmont Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center in Hickory, N.C.; the facility was established by Frye Regional Medical Center, Nueterra Healthcare and area physicians to provide patients high quality outpatient care. The 7,500 square-foot center features three fully-equipped operating rooms and specializes in oral surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), orthopedics, podiatry and pain management procedures. The physicians and staff at Viewmont Surgery Center are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to the communities they are privileged to serve, and as patient care advocates they are committed to delivering compassionate, safe and efficient care. It is Viewmont's mission to be the provider of choice for area patients, physicians and employees.
ABOUT Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Founded in 1979, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is the leader in ambulatory healthcare 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 healthcare clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality healthcare 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.
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