GU accredited for office-based surgery

Greenwood Urological Awarded Office-Based Surgery Accreditation From the Joint Commission. Greenwood Urological today announced that it has earned The Joint Commision's Gold Seal of Approval for Office-Based Surgery Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Greenwood Urological underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in July, 2015. During the review, compliance with office-based surgery standards related to several areas, including coordination of care, patient education and training, proper monitoring of patients during procedures, and postoperative care plans was evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 2001, The Joint Commision's Office-Based Surgery Accreditation program serves as a quality oversight tool for surgical practices with four or less practitioners. An estimated 400 organizations currently maintain Office-Based Surgery Accreditation from the Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.

"As patients across the United States increasingly receive care in an office-based setting, Joint Commission accreditation provides office-based surgery organizations with processes contributing to improvements in patient care across a variety of areas," said Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation program. "We commend Greenwood Urological for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization."

"Greenwood Urological is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," added Claudia King, Administrator. "Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community."

The Joint Commision's office-based surgery standards are a subset of its ambulatory care standards, and are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.


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