The Surgery Center receives accreditation

FLINT TWP. — The Surgery Center of Genesee County has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation distinguishes this surgical center from many other outpatient surgical facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients.

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.

Almost 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, director of Nursing of The Surgery Center of Genesee County. “When you see our certificate of accreditation in the lobby, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, notfor 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.”

AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide diagnostic or medical care on an outpatient basis — where an overnight stay would not be required. Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college health centers, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers, and managed care organizations.

The Surgery Center of Genesee County was opened by 10 area surgeons in February 1998 and has grown to include 90 physicians performing surgery in four operating rooms and four procedure rooms.

More than 88,000 procedures have been performed at the center with the assistance of 47 employed health care workers.

The Surgery Center of Genesee County is a multi-specialty surgery center and is located at the intersection of Bristol and Miller roads in Flint Township.

Details: Call 810-732-7700 or go to — G.G.

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