Provided by the Vascular Institute of Virginia
The Vascular Institute of Virginia has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this outpatient, minimally-invasive surgical center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety.
Status as an accredited organization means the Vascular Institute of Virginia has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,100 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by AAAHC.
1095 Strong is a transformational movement and call to action spearheaded by the AAAHC to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to put quality practices into operation. The three-year, or 1,095-day, period between accreditations is a critical time when ambulatory health organizations, with help from proven experts, can develop the kind of everyday habits that enable leaders in the industry to provide the utmost in quality care to their patients. Organizations such as The Vascular Institute of Virginia, that earn AAAHC Accreditation embody the spirit of 1095 Strong, quality every day, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and 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 QI and self-evaluation every day.
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 the Vascular Institute of Virginia
The Vascular Institute of Virginia is a multi-specialty practice with state-of-the-art locations in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas that serve patients locally, nationally, and internationally. We provide treatments for many conditions including men’s and women’s health, vascular disease, kidney failure, and oncology. We provide a relaxed outpatient environment with modern comforts to make your experience comfortable and enjoyable. Our unique practice has multi-specialty Vascular and Interventional experts, allowing us the advantage to see and treat an array of health issues and provide a more comprehensive plan of care within our own team. For more information on the Vascular Institute of Virginia, please visit vavascularinstitute.com.
AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,100 organizations accredited. It accredits 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 demonstrates an organization’s commitment to provide safe, high quality services to its patients. It is 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 aaahc.org.