Phelps Medical Associates-Gastroenterology, a practice of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s multi-specialty medical group, has achieved re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The accreditation, which takes place every three years, involves an independent, external process of evaluation to determine that the practice provides the highest quality of care to its gastroenterology patients according to nationally recognized standards set by the AAAHC. This accreditation distinguishes the practice, located on the hospital campus at 777 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, from many other outpatient gastroenterology facilities.
Not all ambulatory healthcare organizations seek accreditation, and some that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are not granted accreditation. Approximately 5,000 ambulatory healthcare organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC.
“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Mayda Davis, Phelps Medical Associates Practice Administrator. “When our patients see our certificate of accreditation, they know that our facility and procedures have been closely examined by AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization. It means we care enough about our patients to strive for the highest possible level of care.”
Ambulatory healthcare 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 healthcare. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization to continuously improve its care and services.
“Going through this rigorous process helps us better serve our patients and inspires ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care we provide,” said Davis.
To learn more about Phelps Medical Associates-Gastroenterology, call 914-366-5420 or go to www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org/gastroenterology.html.
About Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.
About Phelps Hospital
Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 700 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.