Chappaqua, New York—August 22, 2018—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, has demonstrated its continued commitment to patient safety by gaining reaccreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) for 10 of its facilities throughout the Hudson Valley.
“We are proud to receive AAAASF reaccreditation for several of our surgical suites throughout CareMount Medical’s five county service area,” said Rafael Axen, MD, Medical Director and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at CareMount Medical. “We aim to set the standard for patient safety and continuously update and improve our facilities for our more than 550,000 patients in the Hudson Valley.”
CareMount Medical received AAAASF reaccreditation for the following locations:
To earn its reaccreditation, CareMount Medical passed inspection on hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety. AAAASF facility surveyors are board certified medical specialists trained to perform a thorough and complete facility inspection. AAAASF facility surveyors follow a regimented procedure to survey an outpatient surgery facility in the following categories:
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility. More than 2,200 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the “gold standard” for quality patient care.