Accreditation is largely a voluntary process through which an ambulatory health care organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards.
Why is accreditation important?
The accreditation process involves a self-assessment by the organization and a thorough on-site review by the Accreditation Association’s volunteer expert surveyors. It is this self-analysis, peer review and consultation that ultimately helps an organization improve its care and services.
The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation demonstrates an organization’s commitment to provide safe, high quality services to patients. It sends a signal of confidence to the community it serves and increases an organization’s competitive edge in the marketplace.
In addition, accreditation may satisfy certain regulatory requirements for licensure or certification, and facilitate third-party reimbursement and insurance premium reduction. In fact, the Accreditation Association has been granted “deemed status” to survey ambulatory surgery centers for Medicare by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Who We Are
People throughout Ohio and surrounding states seek specialized care for their hands and arms at Hand and Microsurgery Associates.
Our physicians specialize in hand and arm microsurgery, therapy, and other advanced upper-extremity medical treatments. In addition to traditional medical education and surgical residencies, each of our doctors received two years of fellowship training focused solely on treatment of hand and arm injuries.
For more information visit website of Hand and Microsurgery Associates.
Our Mission & Vision
Mission Statement: The Hand Center is a Surgery Center dedicated to providing quality patient care with unrelenting attention to clinical excellence, patient safety and unparalleled passion and commitment to assure the very best surgical care to our patients.
Our patients can expect savings of up to 20 to 50 percent compared to the same procedure performed at a local hospital, significantly reducing the out-of-pocket expense. The Hand Center has more to offer than just savings. Combined with our welcoming environment, caring health professionals, and latest in equipment and surgical techniques, we provide the value that you expect but rarely find in health care today.
All procedures at The Hand Center...
All procedures at The Hand Center are performed in collaboration with a highly qualified team of anesthesiology specialists, including board certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). An anesthesiologist is a physician who specializes in administration of anesthesia and manages patients while under sedation. They play an important but rarely witnessed role in the operating theater.
The role of The Hand Center’s anesthesiologists begins with a thorough pre-operative evaluation of each patient and consultation with the surgical team. The team carefully coordinates the anesthetic needs of the patient, the patient’s response to the medication and the requirements of the surgery. During the procedure, the anesthesiologist provides pain control medication and supervises life-support functions. In addition, the anesthesiologist and / or CRNA provides continual medical assessment of the patient. Following surgery, the anesthesiologist ensures each patient fully emerges from the effects of the anesthesia and regains full consciousness.
Patient’s safety and comfort
The utmost concern of the anesthesiology team is the patient’s safety and comfort before, during and after an experience at The Hand Center Patients are encouraged to ask their doctor if their procedure or surgery can be performed at The Hand Center. Advances in surgical technology are making many surgeries, typically performed at the hospital, available in an outpatient setting. New procedures are continually approved, offering patients the opportunity for faster recovery, reduced medical expense and improved outcomes.