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The Toledo Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center Earns AAAASF Accreditation for Patient Safety

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The Toledo Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center Earns

AAAASF Accreditation for Patient Safety

Completed thorough review process

CHICAGO, IL — The Toledo Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center in Toledo, Ohio has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF just celebrated its 35 th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

AAAASF requires 100 percent compliance with all accreditation standards and does not offer partial accreditation. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation.

To earn its accreditation, The Toledo Clinic passed inspection on hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety. AAAASF facility inspectors are board certified medical specialists trained to perform a thorough and complete facility inspection. AAAASF facility inspectors follow a regimented procedure to inspect 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

About the AAAASF

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 2,400 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.

AAAASF programs include surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical and dental. AAAASF is also approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy agencies, as well as rural health clinics. For more information, visit  http://www.aaaasf.org  or  Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

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