Surgery Center of Kenai now AAAHC Accredited

  • By The Admin
  • 12 Oct, 2017

It's official, local surgery center get national gold standard accreditation

Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC  PRESS RELEASE  10/01/2017

The Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC 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 a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients.

Status as an accredited organization means The Surgery Center of Kenai has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. Almost 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.

“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Joseph Hurley, President of The Surgery Center of Kenai. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest care possible.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – volunteer physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services. “Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to our patients and the quality of care we provide,” said Joseph Hurley.   

AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide diagnostic or medical care 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 Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC was founded in 2013 by a group of local medical providers with a central mission of "Making a positive difference in our community, one patient at a time."  This local Kenai Surgical Center is working hard to delivering higher quality care at a more affordable price to all Kenai  residents.  They employ over 25 skilled nurses, front office, surgical technicians, administrators, and many other skilled team members.  The  center is one of the very  few in Alaska which employee nationally certified Surgical Technologists (Scrub Techs). \

The entire center staff family is actively working on providing the highest level of care and communication to their patients, our providers and even fellow staff.  They want you to come to a center that can provide surgical care without infections and honor lower than national average wait times.  Currently the Surgery Center provides the following surgical specialties: Pain Management, General Surgery, Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery (Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine), Hand-Wrist-and Upper-Extremity, Vein Care, Spine Surgery (Fellowship-Trained), and Podiatry.  You can reach the Surgery Center of Kenai by calling  907-335-2580.  They are at 100 Trading Bay Dr. Suite 9, Kenai, AK 9961. You can find them on the web at  http://www.kenaisurgerycenter.net

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with almost 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, college student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC 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.

"We are committed to providing quality healthcare. Proof of this commitment is our accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We strive to provide the best care possible by meeting and exceeding AAAHC standards for high-quality healthcare" said Joseph Hurley.

By The Admin 12 Oct, 2017
Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC  PRESS RELEASE  10/01/2017

The Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC 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 a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients.

Status as an accredited organization means The Surgery Center of Kenai has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. Almost 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.

“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Joseph Hurley, President of The Surgery Center of Kenai. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest care possible.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – volunteer physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services. “Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to our patients and the quality of care we provide,” said Joseph Hurley.   

AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide diagnostic or medical care 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 Surgery Center of Kenai, LLC was founded in 2013 by a group of local medical providers with a central mission of "Making a positive difference in our community, one patient at a time."  This local Kenai Surgical Center is working hard to delivering higher quality care at a more affordable price to all Kenai  residents.  They employ over 25 skilled nurses, front office, surgical technicians, administrators, and many other skilled team members.  The  center is one of the very  few in Alaska which employee nationally certified Surgical Technologists (Scrub Techs). \

The entire center staff family is actively working on providing the highest level of care and communication to their patients, our providers and even fellow staff.  They want you to come to a center that can provide surgical care without infections and honor lower than national average wait times.  Currently the Surgery Center provides the following surgical specialties: Pain Management, General Surgery, Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery (Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine), Hand-Wrist-and Upper-Extremity, Vein Care, Spine Surgery (Fellowship-Trained), and Podiatry.  You can reach the Surgery Center of Kenai by calling  907-335-2580.  They are at 100 Trading Bay Dr. Suite 9, Kenai, AK 9961. You can find them on the web at  http://www.kenaisurgerycenter.net

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with almost 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, college student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC 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.

"We are committed to providing quality healthcare. Proof of this commitment is our accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We strive to provide the best care possible by meeting and exceeding AAAHC standards for high-quality healthcare" said Joseph Hurley.

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