Muskegon – Shoreline Vision Ambulatory Surgical Center has once again achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the Shoreline Vision ASC from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited organization means Shoreline Vision ASC has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care as set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Michelle Cassens, RN, Executive Director of Shoreline Vision. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive to provide the highest quality of care.”
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“Going through the process challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide,” said Cassens.
In addition to its main campus and eye surgery center on Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon, Shoreline Vision has convenient locations in Fremont, North Muskegon, Norton Shores, Grand Haven, and Spring Lake. For more information, call Jennifer Scofield, Shoreline Vision Marketing Manager at 231.737.4717.