Smiles Peru Achieves AAAHC Accreditation
On Sept 22, 2014, Smiles Peru became the first the dental clinic in Peru accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation accrediting a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, college student health centers, managed care organizations, 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.
“Our goal is to continuously improve the patient experience and level of care in our clinic. Working with AAAHC helped us validate and polish our medical and administrative procedures. It was a very thorough inspection process, but they were a pleasure to work with, and their comments and observations were very well received by our staff”, said Mr. Kirby Warms, Smiles Peru General Manager.