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The Surgery Center at Southeastern Health Park, an affiliate of UNC Health Southeastern, has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

“Congratulations to the Ambulatory Surgery Team for their diligence and attention to excellence in the achievement of re-accreditation,” said Lori Dove, UNC Health Southeastern Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This is an indication of the exemplary service that the Surgery Team provides for our patients, families, surgeons, and staff.  We are extremely proud of all our team members and extend a heartfelt thank you to the team on their accomplishment.”

Accreditation distinguishes the surgery center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an accredited organization means The Surgery Center has met nationally-recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,100 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by AAAHC.

1095 Strong is a transformational movement and call-to-action spearheaded by the AAAHC to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to operationalize quality practices. The three-year, or 1,095-day, period between accreditations is a critical time when ambulatory health organizations, with help from proven experts, can develop the kind of everyday habits that enable leaders in the industry to provide the utmost in quality care to their patients.

Organizations, such as The Surgery Center, that earn AAAHC accreditation embody the spirit of 1095 Strong, quality every day, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety. While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the accreditation maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily activities long after the survey has been completed. The intent of accreditation is for organizations to adopt policies and procedures that fuel ongoing quality improvement and self-evaluation every day.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

The Surgery Center at Southeastern Health Park is licensed by the State of North Carolina to perform surgeries requiring no overnight hospital stay. Certifications by AAAHC and Medicare attest to the strict medical protocols and safety standards followed by the center. Systems and practices ensure patients consistently experience the highest quality care.

Features of the center include: seven state-of-the-art surgical and procedure rooms; pre-surgery and recovery bays for privacy and comfort; recovery room for children and adults requiring special attention; free convenient onsite parking; and a relaxing reception room and foyer plus an outdoor walking trail. To learn more, visit sehpsurgery.com

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