This type of accreditation assures the public that extra steps have been taken to promote patient safety.
Southern Indiana ENT, Columbus location, was recently accredited through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. These programs help facilities like Southern Indiana ENT demonstrate a strong commitment to patient safety, standardize quality, maintain fiscal responsibility, promote services to patients and collaborate with other health care leaders.
AAAASF provides official recognition to facilities that have met 100% of its high standards. Accreditation assures the public that patient safety is top priority in a facility.
AAAASF provides official recognition to facilities that have met 100% of its high standards.
Accreditation assures the public that patient safety is top priority in a facility. An accredited facility must comply with the most stringent set of applicable standards available in the nation and meet our strict requirements for facility directors, medical specialist certification and staff credentials. It also must pass a thorough survey by qualified AAAASF surveyors.
Full Accreditation for 3 Years
An accredited facility is re-evaluated through a self-survey every year, and an onsite survey every three years. Facilities must continuously comply with all AAAASF accreditation standards between surveys. Upon approval, an accredited facility must prominently display its accreditation certificate in public view. Our certificate states that we have met the standards of a Class C-M ambulatory surgery facility in which minor or major surgical procedures are performed under intravenous or parenteral sedation (including Propofol), analgesia or dissociative drugs.
An accredited facility must be fully equipped to perform procedures in the medical specialties listed on its accreditation application. After a survey, a facility is given 30 days to correct any deficiencies and submit evidence that corrections have been completed. Once completed, all new facilities are sent to an accreditation committee for approval. After approval is granted, accreditation becomes active and the facility is promptly notified.
Why should you choose an accredited facility?
Our accredited facilities must demonstrate 100 percent compliance with our high standards for patient safety
Facilities accredited by AAAASF have taken additional steps to foster a safe environment for your health care. They must pass a rigorous evaluation process and comply with 100 percent of our standards for patient safety. An accredited facility demonstrates compliance with our strict requirements for the facility, as well as its directors, physicians, medical specialists and others. They also must pass a thorough onsite survey by a qualified AAAASF surveyor.
Patient safety is an ongoing effort. To stay accredited, our facilities must complete periodic self-surveys as well as undergo formal onsite re-surveys by a qualified surveyor. Many facilities must also partake in a peer review process in which other active members within the outpatient health care profession conduct a review. Accreditation alone cannot guarantee a positive outcome, however, it provides a level of assurance that a facility has taken action to help make patient safety a primary focus.
How do I know if a facility is accredited by AAAASF?
While facilities are required to prominently display their accreditation certificate in a public area, the best way to know if a facility is actively accredited is to contact us directly. Facilities may terminate or lose their accreditation for various reasons at any time. When you call, we will provide up-to-date information regarding a facility’s accreditation status.