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PBGS Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Release for Ambulatory Surgery Accreditation

AWARDED AMBULATORY SURGERY ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

PBGS today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Surgery Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

PBGS underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in June, 2015. During the review, compliance with Ambulatory Surgery standards related to several areas, including coordination of care, patient education and training, proper monitoring of patients during procedures that involve deep sedation or anesthesia, and postoperative care plans was evaluated. On-site observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 2001, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Surgery Accreditation program serves as a quality oversight tool for surgical practices with four or less practitioners. An estimated 400 organizations currently maintain Ambulatory Surgery Accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period.

“As patients across the United States increasingly receive care in an office-based setting, Joint Commission accreditation provides Ambulatory Surgery organizations with processes contributing to improvements in patient care across a variety of areas,” said Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation program. “We commend PBGS for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

“PBGS is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added PBGS. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Surgery standards are a subset of its ambulatory care standards, and are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.