WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?
As described by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) accreditation is:
“Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association's surveyors, who themselves have extensive experience in the ambulatory health care environment.
The AAAHC accreditation certificate is a symbol that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated that commitment by measuring up to the Accreditation Association's high standards.” (www.aaahc.org)
Office Anesthesiology voluntarily became part of the accreditation process by the AAAHC and was awarded a full 3-year accreditation status a testament to the long-standing commitment to the highest quality in patient care.
As the first dentist anesthesiologist-run mobile anesthesiology organization to be accredited by the AAAHC, OADC sets the precedent and a role model that other similar organizations in the country can follow.