LIVONIA, Mich. – August 31, 2021 – Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center (LOSC), a partner of Sunvera Group, has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. The LOSC has held this designation since 2011.
“Our accreditation status means the Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center has met nationally recognized quality standards set by the AAAHC,” says Dr. David Ellenberg, a vitreoretinal disease and surgery specialist and medical director of the LOSC. “Patients who receive surgical care with us can be confident that they are receiving the highest level of care, next to zero infection rates, and are being treated with the most advanced technology.”
The AAAHC spearheaded a transformational movement and call-to-action, called 1095 Strong, to equip ambulatory leaders with what they need to operationalize quality practices. The three-year, or 1,095-day, period between accreditation is a critical time when ambulatory health organizations develop everyday habits that allow industry leaders to provide the utmost quality of care to patients. Organizations, such as Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center, that earn AAAHC accreditation embody the spirit of 1095 Strong and show an ongoing commitment to patient safety.
While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the accreditation maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily activities long after the survey has been completed. The intent of accreditation is for organizations to adopt policies and procedures that fuel ongoing quality improvement and self-evaluation every day.
“The AAAHC is meant to ensure and inspire excellence in healthcare,” says Jennifer Bednarchik, chief operating officer at Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center. “While our team put in a tremendous amount of work leading up to and during the survey, it is work that we continually practice with each and every patient encounter. We are proud to bring the highest level of ophthalmic surgical care to southeast Michigan.”
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive self- assessment and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
About Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center
The Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center, a partner of Sunvera Group, is designed to perform outpatient services in the field of ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery. It is staffed by doctors, registered nurses, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) and other qualified medical professionals who are all dedicated to providing a personalized approach to your care in a safe and comfortable environment. The Livonia Outpatient Surgery Center surgeons have extensive training as eye surgery specialists and perform cataract, cornea transplant, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastic procedures.
About Sunvera Group
Sunvera Group is a management services organization dedicated to providing first rate management and administrative solutions to ophthalmology practices and ambulatory surgery centers in the Midwest. Sunvera Group’s comprehensive set of support functions include capital for growth, billing and collections, marketing, credentialing support, human resources and physician recruitment, benefits and payroll, information technology, and financial and accounting services. Currently Sunvera supports 18 providers within 6 clinics and two ambulatory surgery centers. www.SunveraGroup.com
Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,100 organizations accredited. They 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. They 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 Orthopedic 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.