Accreditation from both the AAAASF and the Joint Commission: A Worthwhile Challenge
POSTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014 AT 1:18 PM
The Office of Dr. Darrick E. Antell may look like what one would expect at a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon’s office: neat, clean, and beautifully designed. One may not realize, however, that on the first floor of the 850 Park duplex there is a registered New York State operating room that very closely resembles that of a hospital.
The two most widely recognized accreditation agencies that monitor Office Based Surgery facilities are the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and the Joint Commission; they accredit hospitals across the country. To have a proper operating room, an office must have accreditation from just one of these agencies.
Dr. Antell’s operating room has both the AAAASF and the Joint Commission accreditation. This is evidence of how the office seeks to go above and beyond for its patients.
This is a challenge. Both agencies have hundreds of standards, or rules, which all must be followed in the surgery facility. In Dr. Antell’s office, the clinical staff studies policies and makes sure that the operating room is held to the highest standards. We believe that this is what our patients expect and deserve.
Dr. Antell’s operating room has been inspected and surveyed by both agencies in the past year and was found in 100% compliance with all standards at the most recent inspections. This rare score is the result of meticulous watch and maintenance that do not stop the day after the inspection, but rather last all year round.
Rest assured if you have surgery with Dr. Antell in his double accredited facility, you will be in an operating room that is one of the cleanest and safest in the country. Please call Dr. Antell’s Office and ask for Annie to talk more about Dr. Antell’s accredited operating room today: (212) 988-4040 and go to the "Our Facility" page of our website to learn more:
Annie Zaborskis, RN
Director of Nursing and Standards Compliance