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CareMount Medical Receives AAAASF Reaccreditation for Patient Safety for Ten of its Facilities throughout the Hudson Valley

Chappaqua, New York—August 22, 2018CareMount 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:

  • Carmel Pain Management Suite
  • Katonah Plastic Surgery Suite
  • Katonah Urology Suite
  • Mount Kisco Endoscopy Suite
  • Mount Kisco Pain Management Suite
  • Mount Kisco Plastic Surgery Suite
  • Mount Kisco Radiology Suite
  • Mount Kisco Urology Suite
  • Peekskill Endoscopy Suite
  • Poughkeepsie Oakwood Urology, OB/GYN, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and Pain Management Surgical Suite

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:

  • General Environment
  • Operating Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  • Recovery Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  • General Safety in the Facility
  • Blood and Medications
  • Medical Records
  • Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • Personnel
  • Anesthesia

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.