Elliot 1-Day Surgery Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

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Elliot 1 Day Surgery Center at River’s Edge in Manchester, NH, has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this outpatient ambulatory surgery center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of safety and care.

Status as an accredited organization means Elliot 1 Day Surgery Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,100 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by AAAHC.

Elliot 1 Day Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center providing pediatric and adult patients with access to outpatient surgical care in a modern, safe, and convenient environment. Staff at Elliot 1 Day Surgery are specially trained for outpatient surgical care, ensuring a positive and comfortable patient experience. Additionally, as an ambulatory surgery center, Elliot 1 Day is considered a lower cost option compared to a hospital setting.

“I’m incredibly proud of our team at the Elliot 1 Day for achieving this very important designation.  It attests to their ongoing commitment to excellent patient care, and they are true leaders in their commitment to continuous Improvement,” says Beverly Primeau, MBA-RN, System Vice President of Surgical and Procedural Services for SolutionHealth.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the accreditation maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily activities long after the survey has been completed. The intent of accreditation is for organizations to adopt policies and procedures that fuel ongoing quality improvement and self-evaluation every day.