Dr. Niamtu’s Surgery Center Receives 6th Consecutive Full Accreditation Approval
If you research cosmetic surgery qualifications, not many cosmetic surgery practices have a fully accredited, ambulatory outpatient surgery center in their office. Why? Because it is difficult, it is expensive and it requires a large amount of work and record keeping. So why do it? The main reason is that surgery center accreditation requires the surgeon, staff and facility to meet and comply with the highest standards of safety, sterilization, anesthesia and surgery. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC Standards and requires re-accreditation every 3 years. The accreditation process requires a site visit by a trained surveyor as well as daily, weekly and monthly surveys, studies, and quality improvement training and emergency drills.
The daily paper work involved in office accreditation is massive but makes up better and safer.
This is our sixth accreditation surgery and each time, due to the hard work of our team, we have received full accreditation. This means that are office must comply to similar standards as local hospitals. We do it because it makes us better and safer and our patients benefit from these high standards.
I want to thanks my team, especially our HR Director Ashley Gulak, my office manager Deborah Bonaparte and my trusty head nurse Jenny Jernigan for their continual and tireless work keeping our office in full accreditation for years.
Joe Niamtu, III DMD
Cosmetic Facial Surgery