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1095 Learn

Advance your accreditation education

AAAHC learning opportunities reflect 1095 Strong, quality every day, a call-to-action to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to operationalize quality practices. A driver of this movement is Accelerated Readiness which includes the delivery of interactive, engaging opportunities that are conveniently accessible to clients and which provide an experience that is seamless and enriching.

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Throughout the accreditation process, AAAHC strives to assist organizations in understanding and meeting accreditation standards. These efforts begin with our Achieving Accreditation educational program and 1095 Learn which promote our 1095 Strong philosophy. 1095 Learn provides AAAHC-accredited organizations with the best resources to customize quality practices and ongoing engagement throughout all 1,095 days of the accreditation/certification cycle.

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Survey Readiness Webinar Series 

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AAAHC’s philosophy of 1095 Strong, quality every day engages ambulatory health care organizations throughout the three-year accreditation cycle. A key component of the 1095 Strong journey is survey readiness. In this three-part webinar series, AAAHC faculty and staff will present a comprehensive overview of the steps your organization can take to prepare for a successful survey experience. These webinars are valuable resources for organizations seeking first-time accreditation, as well as for organizations looking to refresh knowledge for an upcoming survey.

Part 1: Perform Your Peer Review
Part 2: Complete Your Mock Survey
Part 3: Develop an Effective PoC

These nursing continuing professional development activities have been approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Part 1: Perform Your Peer Review

The 1095 Strong accreditation journey begins before your survey – preparation is key! Health care organizations first need to conduct a thorough self-assessment that starts with peer review.  In this webinar, determine how to select criteria for your peer review, analyze your results, and leverage the findings for your QI studies.

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  • Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM CT
  • $145 Registration Fee

Part 1 Presenters

Nancy Jo Vinson

Nancy Jo Vinson, RN, BA, CASC

Ms. Vinson has more than 40 years’ experience in nursing and operational leadership in health care delivery and management. She has worked in physician relations, service line administration, development and implementation of profit-producing business, surgery, clinical services, emergency pre-hospital and hospital services and education instruction. Ms. Vinson has held various roles at several organizations including Chief Operating Officer, Director/Vice President Nursing, Associate Nursing Professor, Vice President of Operations, Executive Director and Administrator ASC, and staff nurse.

Ms. Vinson is an active surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care since 1996, serving on the Accreditation Committee, a facilitator for the Achieving Accreditation education program and faculty training. She previously served as a member of the Standards & Surveys Procedures Committee and the Inpatient Hospital Accreditation Task Force, Chairperson of the CMS Standards Task Force and on the Quality Task Force.

Cheryl Pistone, RN, BSN, MA, MBA

Ms. Pistone has over 39 years’ experience in nursing, including four years as a Lieutenant in the Nurse Corp for the U.S. Navy. Ms. Pistone is currently the Clinical Director, Accreditation Services at AAAHC. Part of her job duties consists of oversight of the Complaint Management and Adverse Event Reporting process at AAAHC. Prior to that she was Director of Clinical Services for Consultants in Gastroenterology and Kansas City Internal Medicine in which she managed clinical staff over multiple sites.

Early in her career she worked as a nurse manager and critical care nurse in a large teaching hospital. Ms. Pistone received her BSN degree from the University of Tulsa, and her masters’ degrees Webster University. She has been a surveyor for AAAHC since 2009.

Part 2: Complete Your Mock Survey

Mock surveys can help prepare you for a successful survey experience. This webinar will help you design an effective, realistic mock survey with defined outcomes that will challenge your team for the best results.

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  • Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT
  • $145 Registration Fee

Part 2 Presenters

Karen Connolly

Karen Connolly, RN, BSN, MSN

Karen Connolly is a health care professional, has more than 40 years of extensive experiences in operational leadership in health care quality delivery and management including quality management and improvement in health care. She has been involved in nursing and hospital administration and in operational leadership with the health plan industry to include QI, accreditation attainment, HEDIS, health information, contract administration, risk management and strategic planning.

David Shapiro

David Shapiro, MD

Dr. Shapiro is an anesthesiologist who has extensive experience serving as a department chair, medical director, and board member of several ambulatory surgery centers. In addition, Dr. Shapiro has served as the national medical director on behalf of ASC management corporations. He a past President of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), and a current Board member of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (FSASC).

Part 3: Develop an Effective PoC

Did you know? A Plan of Correction (PoC) adds value to all organizations. This session will help you navigate deficiencies and implement a PoC in a timely manner.

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  • Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT
  • $145 Registration Fee

Part 3 Presenters

Jan Kleinhesselink, RN, BSHM, CPHQ

Ms. Kleinhesselink is the Chief Quality Officer of Lincoln Surgical Hospital and associated entities. As CQO she oversees the leadership of Health Information Technology, Laboratory services, Quality services and the Regulatory Compliance departments. She has assisted in the development and management of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Specialty Hospitals. Ms. Kleinhesselink has been a surveyor for AAAHC since 2008 and is the immediate past president of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement. A seasoned professional: she has several published articles and has spoken at multiple national conferences including AAAHC’s Achieving Accreditation. She has been named in the Becker’s publication “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” from 2015 to 2017.

Tarin English

Tarin English joined AAAHC in May 2008 and, in her tenure, has served in many roles within the organization. She currently serves as the Director of CMS & State Compliance, having primary responsibility for ensuring AAAHC’s compliance with federal and state‐specific regulatory requirements, including overseeing the AAAHC Medicare Deemed Status program. Tarin holds a B.A. in English from Illinois State University.

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Achieving Accreditation

Strengthen your accreditation readiness

Achieving Accreditation is an interactive, immersive event designed to help you learn and prepare for your AAAHC survey while developing a deeper understanding of AAAHC Standards. We are facing the future together…1095 Strong!

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Kershner Quality Improvement Award

Check out exemplary studies

Kershner QI Awards recognize excellence in quality improvement methodology and outcomes for AAAHC-accredited organizations in both the surgical/procedural and primary care space.

Learn more about QI innovation