April 23, 2015 10:45 ET

57 Facilities Earn AAAASF Accreditation for Patient Safety

Completed Thorough Review Process

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - More than 50 facilities have demonstrated their commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory (office-based or outpatient) surgery setting.

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.

The following facilities have been accredited by AAAASF since Jan. 1, 2015:

  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Sarasota, Fla.
  • Rock Springs Plastic Surgery Center: Rock Springs, Wy.
  • Interventional Pain Management Services, PLLC: Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
  • Samaritan Tower Surgery Center, LLC: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Michael C. Braunstein, M.D.: Farmingdale, N.Y.
  • Mendota Community Hospital: Mendota, Ill.
  • Los Colegios Dental: Moravia, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Sunrise, Fla.
  • Cosmetic Surgery Associates, PA: Bethesda, Md.
  • Marengo Memorial Hospital: Williamsburg, Iowa
  • Mark J. Coronel, M.D., P.C.: Manorville, N.Y.
  • Anwar Gerges MD, PLLC: San Antonio, Texas
  • Advanced Pain Management of Central Indiana: Fishers, Ind.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Niceville, Fla.
  • Putnam County Hospital: Greencastle, Ind.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Middleton, Wisc.
  • Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Naples, Fla.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Ormond Beach, Fla.
  • The Physical Therapy Institute: Elizabethtown, Pa.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: St. Peters, Mo.
  • HB Surgical Arts, LLC: Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc.: New Port Richey, Fla.
  • Victory Endoscopy Unit PLLC: Staten Island, N.Y.
  • The Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Group, PLLC: New York, N.Y.
  • Chicago Hand and Orthopedic Surgery Centers: Schaumburg, Ill.
  • Marengo Memorial Hospital; Marengo, Iowa
  • Queens - Nassau Medical Associates, P.C.: New Hide Park, N.Y.
  • Icon Professional Services, Inc.: Dallas, Texas
  • New Life Medical Esthetics and Wellness PLLC: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Michael P. Zahalsky, M.D., P.A.: Coral Springs, Fla.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc.: Pensacola, Fla.
  • Family Medical Clinic: Poteau, Okla.
  • Heavener Medical Clinic: Heavener, Okla.
  • Trinity Pain Management of Staten Island PLLC: Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Stephen A. Sachs, D.D.S., P.C.: Lake Success, N.Y.
  • Sandia Surgery DBA ASC Support Services LLC: Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Rolling Oaks Surgery Center, LLC: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Mackinac Straits Health Systems Inc.: Pickford, Mich.
  • Upland Hills Health Clinic - Spring Green: Spring Green, Wisc.
  • Lake Pointe Surgery Center, LLC: Sugar Land, Texas
  • Madison Tower Surgery Center: Seattle, Wash.
  • HSHS Medical Group, Inc.: Streator, Ill.
  • HSHS Medical Group, Inc.: Wenona, Ill.
  • Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology: Alma, Mich.
  • Smile Dental Nogales: Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
  • Magnolia Surgery Center: Riverside, Calif.
  • Ness Plastic Surgery DBA Wayzata Surgical Center: Wayzata, Minn.
  • Baptist Health Rural Health Clinic: Fairfield Bay, Ark.
  • Overlake Reproductive Health Inc. PS: Bellevue, Wash.
  • Genesis Rehabilitation Services: Amelia Island, Fla.
  • Dustin L. Reid, M.D., P.A.: Austin, Texas
  • Fertility Labs of Orange County LLC: Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Union Surgery Center, Inc.: Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Rajeswara Rao Patcha, M.D., P.C.: Huntington, N.Y.
  • Aespala Aesthetics & Wellness: Oak Brook, Ill.
  • Instituto Kirschbaum De Cirugia Plastica y Estetica S.C.R.L.: Lima, Peru

To earn their accreditation, the facilities 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

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 2,200 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 deemed by Medicare to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics. For more information, visit or Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Contact Information

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    Kim Kubiak
    Associate Director, Public Relations and Marketing 
    Phone: 847-775-7915