|[March 20, 2017]
Orthopaedic Institute for Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center Achieves "Deemed Status" Accreditation From AAAHC and CMS
The Ambulatory Surgery Center at Orthopaedic Institute for Children
(OIC) has achieved "Deemed Status" accreditation as the result of a
recent combined survey by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory
Health Care (AAAHC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS). Opened in 2016, the ASC (News - Alert) is the first center in Los Angeles
designed and built exclusively to provide orthopaedic outpatient
surgical care to children.
The new accreditation distinguishes the OIC center as an outpatient
facility that provides the highest quality of care to patients, as
determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. It also
means that OIC has met nationally recognized standards for the provision
of quality healthcare.
"Pursuing accreditation is part of our commitment to providing the
highest levels of quality care and the same high level of quality in our
business practices," said OIC President and Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Scaduto, M.D. "Going through this rigorous process challenged us
to find even better ways to serve our patients and is a very real
reminder that our responsibility and mission is to continuusly enhance
the clinical and service quality of care that we provide."
OIC's Ambulatory Surgery Center was designed to reduce orthopaedic
surgery wait times while greatly enhancing quality outcomes and
enriching the patient experience for children and their parents. The
13,000-square-foot center houses two expansive operating rooms and six
pre- and post-surgical suites all in a brightly lit, child-friendly
environment. It is staffed by physicians and other professionals
specially trained to address the distinct needs of children.
"Every child deserves a chance for a healthy and happy life and that
means providing the best possible care we can," said Dr. Scaduto. "That
was our goal when we opened the ASC last year, and it remains our goal
today - not just at the ASC but throughout all of our programs and
services. It is wonderful to see the work and dedication of so many
talented people rewarded through this latest accreditation."
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los
Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal
conditions in children, OIC receives 60,000 patient visits each year. In
alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we
advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient
care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los
Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of
pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information,
visit us at ortho-institute.org.
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