Madison, Alabama, United States - 12/02/2021 — U.S. Orthopaedic Partners (“USOP”), a rapidly-expanding network of private orthopaedic practices in the Southeastern United States, is pleased to announce the accomplishment of one of its regional partners – The Surgery Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine. The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) has successfully achieved its Advanced Orthopaedic and Spine Certification through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is the only ASC in Mississippi and Alabama with the accreditation. The Advanced Certification highlights the unique and comprehensive orthopedic care platform that USOP has created in the region.
The specialty certification is based on a three-year evaluation period that considers overall quality, patient outcomes, ongoing compliance and continuous quality improvement programs. The certification recognizes the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, ongoing strategies for enhancing performance, and maintaining an infrastructure that supports safe and effective care. Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC Advanced Orthopaedic Certification undergo an extensive self-assessment and rigorous onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors. These experts include physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in orthopaedic care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services. Madison Surgery Center is currently the only ambulatory surgical center of its kind to hold the Advanced Certification, which it first earned in (2020).
“We are proud to continue offering superior orthopaedic surgical care to all patients in Mississippi and neighboring states,” said Meredith Warf, VP of Operations and ASC Strategy for U.S. Orthopaedics Partners. “Our commitment to excellence encompasses everything we do, and to remain at such a high level is an achievement that validates significant and constant effort. We look forward to serving patients with the exceptional results and innovative offerings reflective of the AAAHC’s highest orthopaedic certification.”
The Surgery Center has been a partner of USOP since (October 2020). The integrated operational tools and resources available through USOP played a significant role in renewing the latest AAAHP certification. “Best-in-class organizations like The Surgery Center are key to the strength of the USOP network,” shared Dr. Louis McIntyre, Chief Quality Officer of USOP. “This advanced certification reflects our system-wide dedication to quality throughout the patient care experience. We congratulate MS Sports Medicine and The Surgery Center on their continued leadership in the region.”
USOP is a full-service, integrated orthopedic care platform that provides the full continuum of musculoskeletal treatment to patients in the Southeastern U.S. Supported by the groups diversified orthopedic sub-specialties, ultramodern ambulatory surgery center(s), fellowship training programs and comprehensive suite of ancillary services – advanced imaging, rehabilitation, pain management, urgent care, pharmacy and sports medicine – USOP is a comprehensive provider for patients seeking high quality, value-based care. For more information, please visit: https://us-orthopartners.com/
About The Surgery Center at MS Sports Medicine
The Surgery Center is a AAAHC accredited, single-specialty outpatient surgery center developed by Mississippi Sports Medicine surgeons in response to the growing ambulatory procedure needs of their community. The preference of The Surgery Center by patients, employers, third party payors, and physicians is based on its overall excellence, convenience, and low cost of care. Active in local and national organizations, the management strives to uphold the Center charter which calls for providing the best patient care at the most cost-effective rate.
Our Mission is to be the leader in Ambulatory Surgery Centers by providing our customers with innovative and responsive services to deliver the highest quality healthcare in an ethical and cost-effective manner. The Surgery Center performed the first outpatient total joint replacement in the state of MS and piloted the program for value-based care in 2014. That care model has now become the standard of care for joint arthroplasty in the state of MS. The Center currently has nine bundled case programs including knee, hip, and shoulder replacements as well as spine surgery.
Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,100 organizations accredited. We accredit a wide range of outpatient settings, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery facilities, endoscopy centers, student health centers, medical and dental group practices, community health centers, employer-based health clinics, retail clinics, and Indian/Tribal health centers, among others. AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards. We provide a valuable survey experience founded on a peer-based, educational approach to onsite review. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation, along with specialized programs including Advanced Orthopaedic Certification and Medical Home Certification, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality services to its patients—every day of the 1,095-day accreditation cycle. AAAHC Accreditation and Certification Programs are recognized by third-party payers, medical professional associations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and the public. For more information on AAAHC, please visit www.aaahc.org
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