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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.

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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Upcoming 1095 Learn Presentations

Infection Prevention and Control Webinar Series

  • Part 1 – Identify What Works
  • Part 2 – Know Safe Injection Practices
  • Part 3 – COVID-19 Implications

Please see below for details.

Infection Prevention and Control Webinar Series

Click to Register: IPC Webinar Series Bundle

Part 2 – Know Safe Injection Practices, presented by Dr. Valerie Kiefer and Dr. Scott Trimas

This advanced session will cover the risks for unsafe injection practices, identify mitigation strategies, and investigate case scenarios with surveyor insights.

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT
  • $145 Registration Fee

Valerie Kiefer

Valerie Kiefer, DNP APRN ANP-BC

Dr. Kiefer has more than 35 years of experience providing nursing health care in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience in critical, acute, and primary care. Her experience includes working in intensive care units as a registered nurse and as a Life Star Flight Nurse Paramedic for an aeromedical program. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1999 in both urgent and primary care settings. She has been a surveyor with AAAHC since 2012 and serves on the surveyor education and training governance unit and the nominations council.

Dr. Kiefer presently works as a nurse practitioner at UConn Student Health and Wellness. She is chair of their quality improvement program and professional standards team. Dr. Kiefer has extensive experience in quality improvement/quality assessment and peer review and has been the primary researcher in multiple quality improvement projects throughout her career. She has presented at multiple national and regional conferences regarding quality improvement and peer review.

Scott Timas

Scott Timas, MD

Dr. Trimas has been practicing Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery since 1990. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Chemistry in 1984, and from the University of Florida College of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Trimas has had his own facial plastic and nasal surgery practice since 1990. He has been a surveyor for AAAHC since 2000.

He has served on AAAHC’s Surveyor Training and Education Committee since 2007 and is a faculty member for Achieving Accreditation conferences and Surveyor Training.

Click to Register: Know Safe Injection Practices

Part 3 –Discuss COVID-19 Implications, a panel discussion presented by Dr. Valerie Kiefer, Kris Kilgore, and Nancy Jo Vinson 

AAAHC’s expert panel will explore how the ongoing pandemic presents new challenges and special considerations for effective IPC.

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT
  • $145 Registration Fee

Valerie Kiefer

Valerie Kiefer, DNP APRN ANP-BC

Dr. Kiefer has more than 35 years of experience providing nursing health care in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience in critical, acute, and primary care. Her experience includes working in intensive care units as a registered nurse and as a Life Star Flight Nurse Paramedic for an aeromedical program. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1999 in both urgent and primary care settings. She has been a surveyor with AAAHC since 2012 and serves on the surveyor education and training governance unit and the nominations council.

Dr. Kiefer presently works as a nurse practitioner at UConn Student Health and Wellness. She is chair of their quality improvement program and professional standards team. Dr. Kiefer has extensive experience in quality improvement/quality assessment and peer review and has been the primary researcher in multiple quality improvement projects throughout her career. She has presented at multiple national and regional conferences regarding quality improvement and peer review.

Kris Kilgore

Kris Kilgore, RN

Ms. Kilgore graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1984 and started her nursing career working in a hospital on a Medical-Surgical Unit for one year and then transitioned to the OR as the Head Nurse of the ENT, Eyes, Oral Surgery, and Plastics Team for 5 years. She then left the hospital to help design and build the Surgical Care Center of MI (Ophthalmology ASC) and continues to be employed with this organization as the Administrative Director for the past 28 years.

Presently, Ms. Kilgore is a member of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association (MASA) where she serves on the Membership Committee. She is also a member of ASORN (American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses), Great Lakes Chapter; AORN (Association of Operating Room Nurses); and Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Epsilon Chapter. Ms. Kilgore has been a surveyor for AAAHC since 1996 and serves on the Accreditation Committee for AAAHC’s Board of Directors.

Nancy Jo Vinson

Nancy Jo Vinson, RN

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.

Ms. Vinson served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of FASA (ASCA) serving as the Chairperson of the Nurses Committee for four years and the BASC Committee and is a speaker at the annual meetings. She is a member of ACHE.

Click to Register: Discuss COVID-19 Implications 

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This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)


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Achieving Accreditation

Strengthen your accreditation readiness

Achieving Accreditation (AA) 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.

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