Raleigh, N.C. and Davenport, Fla. – August 31, 2017 – The recently opened Heart of Florida Surgery Center (HFSC) in Davenport, Fla. has received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and “deemed status” certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 13,000 square-foot ambulatory surgery center, located at 410 Lionel Way in Davenport, is a partnership between Compass Surgical Partners, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, and a group of local physicians.
"We are very proud of the center in achieving a full three-year term of accreditation. Objective, third-party quality evaluation is critical for surgical facilities to maintain a high level of patient safety," said Beth Derby, Senior Clinical Consultant for Compass Surgical Partners. "We require all of our surgery centers to obtain accreditation and demonstrate their commitment to meeting these high standards."
Third party quality assurance and accreditation assures patients that accredited facilities meet or exceed nationally-recognized standards of care. AAAHC accreditation is a gold standard in the ambulatory surgery industry. The accreditation process includes on-site surveys and interviews to ensure a facility meets a high standard for clinical process, clinical environment, and conducts ongoing quality improvement activities and peer review.
HFSC also received “deemed status” Medicare certification from AAAHC. In addition to participating in commercial insurance plans, HFSC will now be able to provide care for Medicare beneficiaries, maximizing HFSC’s ability provide low-cost surgical services to the community. Referring providers in the community now have a surgical center option for all patients in a range of surgical specialties. For more information on the credentialed surgical staff at HFSC, please visit their website at www.hofsurgerycenter.com.
HFSC is the first freestanding surgery center affiliated with Heart of Florida Medical Center. It offers a wide range of surgical specialties, including orthopaedic, podiatry, spine, pain management, urology and gastroenterology procedures. The center is staffed with experienced medical professionals committed to ensuring every patient is satisfied with their surgical procedure.