Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAHC/Accreditation Association)
Sheboygan Surgery Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association). Status as an accredited organization means Sheboygan Surgery Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the Accreditation Association.
Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide services on an outpatient basis – where an overnight stay would not be required. Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college health centers, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers and managed care organizations.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 3,600 organizations accredited nationwide. The AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, college student health centers, and large medical and dental practices. The Accreditation Association 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.