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Western Wyoming Medical of Lander Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

(Source: Gray Media)
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Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 10:29 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Western Wyoming Medical has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this cardiovascular and surgical center from many other outpatient facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an accredited organization means Western Wyoming Medical has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,100 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by AAAHC.

1095 Strong is a transformational movement and call-to-action spearheaded by the AAAHC to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to operationalize quality practices. The three-year, or 1,095-day, period between accreditations is a critical time when ambulatory health organizations, with help from proven experts, can develop the kind of everyday habits that enable leaders in the industry to provide the utmost in quality care to their patients. Organizations, such as Western Wyoming Medical, that earn AAAHC accreditation embody the spirit of 1095 Strong, quality every day, an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety. While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the accreditation maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily activities long after the survey has been completed. The intent of accreditation is for organizations to adopt policies and procedures that fuel ongoing quality improvement and self-evaluation every day.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive selfassessment and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

Thoughtful leaders have come together to design, develop, and deploy a modern healthcare facility in Lander, Wyoming that enables physicians and other providers to diagnose, treat and perform procedures for peripheral vascular and cardiovascular diseases, along with outpatient surgical procedures.

“I am extremely proud of the staff and physicians in their tremendous accomplishment in achieving this verification of the quality and safety provided to patients by Western Wyoming Medical” , says Robert A. Daugherty, owner.

Western Wyoming Medical provides ambulatory surgical services, peripheral vascular, and cardiovascular services in our state-of-the-art surgical suite and catherization laboratory.

AAAHC Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,100 organizations accredited. We accredit a wide range of outpatient settings, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery facilities, endoscopy centers, student health centers, medical and dental group practices, community health centers, employer-based health clinics, retail clinics, and Indian/Tribal health centers, among others. AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards. We provide a valuable survey experience founded on a peer-based, educational approach to onsite review.

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