Each Premier Physicians Ancillary Services undergoes rigorous periodic inspections by an accreditation body, to ensure that each service is providing consistently high quality patient care and following all the recognized and proven best practices for that particular area of care.
In April, it was our Ambulatory Surgical Center's (ASC) turn to go under the surveyor’s microscope, and we are pleased to report that the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) gave our ASC high marks also. After an intense, two day survey of every aspect of our ASC operations, they earned their accreditation for another three years, the longest accreditation period awarded by AAAHC.
This successful survey is even more notable because our ASC Manager, Tricia Dixon R.N., has been with Premier less than two months. With the capable assistance of Kim Gardner R.N., who served as our ASC Interim Manager, and with Tricia’s leadership and the efforts of the entire ASC staff, they were well prepared and received glowing remarks from the surveyor.
Congratulations to Tricia and our ASC team on this hard-earned and well-deserved accomplishment.