DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) is pleased to announce that both of its ambulatory surgery centers have earned reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The Diagnostic and Interventional Surgical Center (Marina del Rey) and DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach both recently underwent and passed AAAHC’s rigorous inspections with no deficiencies found in any area. Validating DISC’s continued commitment to excellence in patient care and the highest quality of standards as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation, these newest accreditations will extend for another three-year-period.
Status as accredited organizations means that DISC’s ambulatory surgery centers have met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. While more than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC, the screening is entirely voluntary. Of those who choose to undergo the rigorous on-site survey process, not all are granted accreditation.
“Passing these rigorous, back-to-back inspections is a testament to the incredibly high standards we have held for our surgery centers from the beginning,” said DISC founder and leading neurosurgeon Robert S. Bray, Jr., M.D. “We’ve established a benchmark for patient care that has led to our continued success in performing higher acuity surgeries with excellent results, faster recoveries and a zero infection rate.”
DISC’s ambulatory surgery centers serve as safe, efficient operating environments for its 42 physicians, including some of the nation’s top spine and orthopedic surgeons. These centers pride themselves on a self-mandated 2-to-1 patient/nurse ratio and continue to employ hospital-level reporting and safety, with the goal of constantly fine-tuning quality control tactics.
AAAHC’s accreditation process involves an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
In 2014, DISC formed a joint venture with Surgical Care affiliates (SCA), and earlier this year announced it had expanded its insurance contracts to include Anthem Blue Cross, California’s largest commercial payer, for in-network services at both of its ambulatory surgery centers. These actions further demonstrate the company’s ongoing dedication to elevating outpatient surgical care.
About DISC Sports & Spine Center
DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) is California’s premier medical group providing the full scope of spinal care, orthopedics, pain management and conservative treatments. DISC has set a new standard for high-acuity, minimally invasive spine surgery and arthroscopy in an outpatient setting, both safely and on a more cost-effective basis. In partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), one of the nation’s leading surgical care companies, DISC operates state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers in Marina Del Rey and Newport Beach. Both centers are accredited by the AAAHC, have a zero MRSA infection rate and are conveniently located next to major freeways and airports. DISC, which accepts most major insurance plans, is also the official medical services provider for Red Bull and a proud partner of the LA Kings. For more information, contact 866-481-DISC, or visit http://discmdgroup.com.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.