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Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Ambulatory Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

Oct 04, 2021 09:01AM ● By Med Magazine

Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Ambulatory Surgery Center has been accredited by the  Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this surgical center  from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety.  

Status as an accredited organization means Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Ambulatory Surgery Center has met  nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,100  ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by AAAHC. 

The three-year, or 1,095-day, period between accreditations is a critical time when ambulatory health  organizations, with help from proven experts, can develop the kind of everyday habits that enable leaders in the  industry to provide the utmost in quality care to their patients. Organizations, such as Yankton Medical Clinic,  P.C. Ambulatory Surgery Center, that earn AAAHC accreditation embody the spirit of 1095 Strong, quality every  day, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety.  

While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous  improvement are part of the accreditation maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily  activities long after the survey has been completed. The intent of accreditation is for organizations to adopt  policies and procedures that fuel ongoing quality improvement and self-evaluation every day.  

Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Ambulatory Surgery Center director, Lori Smith states, “Our standard of care  is above and beyond because we strive to achieve and maintain best practices. Everyone plays a role to improve  patient care, safety and satisfaction.” 

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and  onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in  ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization  improve its care and services.