34 South Bedford Road

Mount Kisco, NY  10549

914-244-6789



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Credentials

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester is dedicated to providing surgical services and care that meet the highest standards of quality and safety. 



Credentials for the Center

    National Accreditation by AAAHC

        The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is the leading national accreditation agency for free-standing ambulatory surgery centers like the ASCW. 


        Accreditation is a voluntary process through which the ASCW is able to measure our quality of services and performance against nationally recognized standards.  To achieve accreditation status by the AAAHC, the ASCW undergoes an unannounced three-day survey by the AAAHC expert surveyors at least once every three years. 


        The surveyors focus on all aspects of an ambulatory surgery center including

  1. Rights of Patients

  2. Governance

  3. Administration

  4. Quality of Care Provided

  5. Quality Management and Improvement

  6. Clinical Records and Health Information

  7. Infection Prevention and Control, and Safety

  8. Facilities and Environment

  9. Anesthesia Services

  10. Surgical Services

  11. Pharmaceutical Services

  12. Pathology and Medical Laboratory Services

  13. Diagnostic and Other Imaging Services

       

        The ASCW has proudly achieved the highest rating during each survey since our opening in 2002!


                               The AAAHC Accreditation Certificate is a symbol that an organization is

                                committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated that

                                commitment by measuring up to the Accreditation Association’s high standards.




    Federal Certification by CMS

        The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certifies health care facilities which meet the federal health and safety standards and CMS maintains oversight for compliance.  The ASCW has consistently achieved certification with CMS.



    State Licensure by the New York State Department of Health

        The NYSDOH issues an Operating Certificate to ambulatory surgery centers throughout the state which allows them to operate as a business and ensures compliance with legal regulations and health care safety and standards.  The ASCW has maintained compliance with all state regulations.




Credentials for our Medical Staff

    Each physician and podiatrist on our Medical Staff has undergone a rigorous review of the following credentials prior to performing surgical procedures at the Center:

  1. Education

  2. Training

  3. Board Certification

  4. Licensure

  5. Health Assessment

  6. Employment History

  7. Professional Conduct

  8. Malpractice History

  9. Verification of Hospital Affiliations

  10. Criminal Background Check


   


Credentials for our Nursing Staff and Administrative Staff

    Each Registered Nurse maintains a professional nursing license issued by the New York State Education Department.  In addition,

  1. Each nurse at the Center is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  2. Each Recovery Room nurse is also certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  3. Even our administrative staff is certified in Basic Life Support!


Accreditation Association

for Ambulatory Health Care

NYS

DOH