Our office has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for Office-Based Surgery Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Accreditation involves rigorous, unannounced on-site surveys. During the review, compliance with office-based surgery standards related to several areas, including coordination of care, patient education and training, proper monitoring of patients during procedures that involve deep sedation or anesthesia, and postoperative care plans are evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also are conducted.
Established in 2001, The Joint Commissions Office-Based Surgery Accreditation program serves as a quality oversight tool for surgical practices with four or fewer practitioners. An estimated 400 organizations nationally currently maintain Office-Based Surgery Accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.