American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Joint Commission Certification
The Eye Clinic of University Village is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). “This means the Eye Clinic of University Village Surgery Center underwent a thorough, on-site evaluation against more than 150 standards that promote quality care and patient safety,” says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “Their decision to pursue this voluntary process demonstrated their commitment to providing high-quality care in a safe office environment.”
“We sought accreditation for our organization because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patients’ safety and quality care,” says Dr. Tim Carey, President. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving that excellence.”
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of The Eye Clinic of University Village in May of 2004 and again in May of 2007. The accreditation award recognizes the organization’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of–the–art standards on a continuous basis.
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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, the Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
“Accreditation standards exceed federal and state requirements,” says Gina Val Zimmerman, senior executive director, Business Development, The Joint Commission. “Furthermore, because this is a voluntary program, accreditation represents The Eye Clinic of University Village’s decision to be recognized for its efforts to provide safe, quality care.”