The Medical Center at Ocean Reef is proud to announce that it has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the Medical Center at Ocean Reef from many other medical facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization means the Medical Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all health care organizations that undergo the AAAHC's rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” said Keith Young, Medical Center CEO. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means that we care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”
Ambulatory health care 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 health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients,” Young said. “The accreditation process focused on our commitment to continuously improve the quality of care we provide to our Ocean Reef residents and guests.”
Founded in 1979, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is the leader in ambulatory health care 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 health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and 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.