Hagerstown Surgery Center has received our 3-year re-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 Hagerstown Surgery Center 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 Jennifer Barley, Nurse administrator
of Hagerstown Surgery Center. “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,”