The Surgery Center of Genesee County Receives AAAHC Accreditation.
Flint, Michigan - January 6, 2015 - 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 the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by independent, external process of evaluation.
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. More than 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.
Why choose a Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Center
Michigan ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs, are facilities where surgeries that do not require hospital admission are performed. ASCs are not rural health clinics, urgent care centers, or physicians' offices. ASCs treat only patients who have already seen a health care provider and selected surgery as the appropriate treatment for their condition.
By providing high-quality health care and excellent service, Michigan ASCs save patients and insurers money. Medicare and its beneficiaries pay an average 54% more for a procedure performed in a hospital outpatient department than they would pay for the same procedure if performed in a Michigan ASC. Some procedures need to be done in the hospital, but many don't. That's why Michigan ASCs are positive for the Michigan economy - they provide a high quality, lower cost alternative for Michiganders.
The high level of professionalism, quality and safety Michigan ASCs offer is an important reason patients and physicians choose ASCs for surgical procedures. Low infection rates, high satisfaction, and lower costs are among the reasons patients choose Michigan ASCs. ASCs typically cost less than hospitals for the same procedures, saving the patients a significant amount of money. Physicians choose Michigan ASCs because of the low infection rate, quick room turnover, high patient satisfaction, and efficient boarding and scheduling.
Michigan ASCs are small entrepreneurial businesses that benefit Michigan communities by providing access to reasonably priced surgical care, but also by contributing to the local property and income tax bases and providing service and contributions to community charities. ASCs are family friendly employers that offer flexible work schedules, and good health and retirement benefits to their trained staffs. Michigan ASCs provide over 2,000 direct jobs in Michigan.