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Celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12

Today and every day, AAAHC recognizes the value of our colleagues in the nursing field. Nurses across the country demonstrate strength and resilience that exemplifies the philosophy of 1095 Strong, quality every day. We are proud to support…

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AAAHC Unveils Brand-New Website, Fresh User Experience

(Skokie, Ill.) May 3, 2021 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) now offers a fresh digital experience for ambulatory health care organizations. Just launched, the completely redesigned website enhances user experience and facilitates access to…

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Enhanced v41 Standards

Enhanced v41 Standards For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant Standards and education for improvement of your patient care environment and updated our Standards regularly to reflect proven developments in medicine, technology, and specialty…

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AAAHC Releases Toolkit to Advance Quality Improvement

(Skokie, Ill.) March 31, 2021 – The growth of patient visits and procedures performed in ambulatory health care facilities underscores the importance of examining and improving patient safety and providing better quality of care. The Accreditation Association for…

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COVID-19 Resources

Read AAAHC COVID-19 updates After the immediate emergency of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health care industry is finding new ways to resume operations while adapting to a heightened focus on safety and infection control and prevention. For…

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AAAHC Quality Institute Releases Toolkits

Volume 8 | Issue 1 | Winter 2021 AAAHC Quality Institute Releases Toolkits The AAAHC Quality Institute recently released a fully updated Ambulatory Surgery and Preoperative Evaluation and Testing Toolkit. Emphasizing the importance of preoperative evaluation as a…

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AAAHC Publishes Toolkit for Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship

(Skokie, Ill.) February 22, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that drug-resistant bacteria cause at least 2.8 million illnesses and 35,000 deaths every year in the U.S.,1,2 making antimicrobial resistance a widely…

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AAAHC Releases Updated Ambulatory Procedure Toolkit for Obese Patients

(Skokie, Ill.) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975 and is a “common, serious, and costly” issue. Increased obesity rates combined with an increase in the number and…

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AAAHC Publishes Revised Preoperative Evaluation and Testing Toolkit

(Skokie, Ill.) December 2, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) announces the release of a fully updated Ambulatory Surgery and Preoperative Evaluation and Testing Toolkit. Ambulatory surgery centers can utilize this toolkit to guide…

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AAAHC Publishes Allergy Documentation Benchmarking Study

(Skokie, Ill.)  November 19, 2020 – More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, a staggering number that reflects both mild and many severe allergies that, if not properly documented and addressed by health care professionals,…

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