Skyway Surgery Center Receives AAAHC Accreditation

Raleigh, N.C. and St. Petersburg, Fla. – June 27, 2019 –The recently opened Skyway Surgery Center (SSC) in St. Petersburg, 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 ambulatory surgery center is a partnership between Compass Surgical Partners and a group of local physicians.

“Our team put a tremendous amount of work in launching our surgery center and becoming accredited in a very short period,” said Laura Smith, Administrator for SSC. “We place a high degree of value in objective, third-party quality evaluation. We received a full, three-year term of accreditation, a testament to quality and patient safety in our center.”

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.

SSC also received “deemed status” Medicare certification from AAAHC. In addition to participating in commercial insurance plans, SSC will now be able to provide care for Medicare beneficiaries, maximizing SSC’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.

SSC specializes in orthopaedics, pain management and neurosurgery. The center is staffed with experienced medical professionals committed to ensuring every patient is satisfied with their surgical procedure. For more information on the credentialed surgical staff at SSC, please visit the website at:

About Compass Surgical Partners
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Compass Surgical Partners manages and develops Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs). Compass is dedicated to supporting a growing demand from patients for additional options for outpatient surgery traditionally performed in the hospital setting. For more information, please visit

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