Leawood, KS – March 27, 2018 – NueHealth’s Gold Coast Surgery Center has achieved Orthopaedic Advanced Certification: Total Joint Program from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Gold Coast Surgery Center is the first Ambulatory Surgery Center in the Midwest to achieve this certification. A Certification distinguishes this surgery center from many other outpatient facilities by acknowledging the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Achieving Certification means NueHealth’s Gold Coast Surgery Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of outpatient Orthopaedic care set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Karen Howey, Group Vice President, NueHealth. “When you see our certificate of certification, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to demonstrate the highest level of care possible.”
Ambulatory healthcare organizations seeking certification by AAAHC 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. Demonstration of compliance to the nationally set standards is required to obtain certification.
“Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide,” said Mary Dailey, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, NueHealth. NueHealth facilities are continuing to achieve excellence in the industry.
NueHealth, LLC, is a privately held nationally trusted healthcare partner with more than 10,000 physicians and 25 health systems delivering approximately $776 million of consolidated revenue annually in 28 states. Our core business is comprehensive outpatient surgical care. Our market development is concentrated in four major regions, Mid-Atlantic, Florida, Texas and Mid-West. Since 1997, we have been successfully developing joint ventures with more than 150 high-value sites of service supported by over 2500 associates, including ASCs, MUVE™ hyper specialty joint replacement centers and specialty surgical hospitals. Our efforts have helped stabilize provider independence through wealth creation, ownership, and increased referral volume while successfully guiding them through the transition from fee for service to value based risk contracting. NueHealth has developed the industry’s most comprehensive Ambulatory Center of Excellence™(ACE) platform that assists payors, health systems and providers in delivering an appropriate alternative to fee for service, high-cost care for fully insured members and self-insured covered lives.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.