FLINT TWP. — The Surgery Center of Genesee County, 5202 Miller Road, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), according to a press release.
Accreditation distinguishes this surgical center from many other outpatient surgical facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients, as determined by an independent, external evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization means The Surgery Center of Genesee County 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 ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” said Kim Baliko, clinical director. “When you see our certificate of accreditation in the lobby, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest care possible.”
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation 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.
Ten surgeons opened the Surgery Center in February 1998. — R.S.