April 3, 2017
Fredericksburg, Va. (April 3, 2017)– Mary Washington Healthcare’s Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center
(FASC) has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for
Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this surgical
center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest
quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external
process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization means FASC has met nationally recognized
standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More
than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States
are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations
seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process
are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Marie Fredrick,
Sr. Vice President, Ambulatory and Support Services at Mary Washington
Healthcare. “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 we as an organization
care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo
an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors
– 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 strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide,”
said Whit Yelverton, FASC Administrator at Mary Washington Healthcare.