Virginia's Advanced Orthopaedics Office and Surgical Suite Receives Fourth AAAHC Re-Accreditation

Advanced Orthopaedics Office Practice and Surgical Suite in Richmond, Va., received its fourth re-accreditation from AAAHC in May.

The accreditation included the surgery suite, an attached office practice and Ortho On-Call, two urgent care centers. The practice staffs 18 orthopaedic physicians,  15 of whom operate in the surgery suite. Advanced Orthopaedics received its first accreditation in 2003 and has been successful with three-year accreditations since then.

This year, Advanced Orthopaedics' Surgical Suite leadership decided to submit a project for award consideration at AAAHC's Quality Institute following accreditation. "This year, we also saw more staff feeling energized and helping us get ready for accreditation," says Ruth Vaiden, RN, administrative director of the surgery suite and the quality management program. "I've been doing it for this group since 2001, and I can see how much we've grown since then."

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