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The importance of accreditation in delivering eye care to all patients, regardless of location
Hunter Cherwek, Noelle Whitestone | | Longer Read
The definition of accreditation: the official recognition of someone having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity.
For eye care centers around the world, accreditation demonstrates a strong commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in patient care, efficient facility operations, minimized organizational risk, disaster/security preparedness, and continuing medical education.
To Orbis, it’s especially important; we deliver training, support, and care services via teams from around the world to oft-forgotten global communities where, sometimes, even the most basic healthcare is scarcely available. The “good enough” model of charitable healthcare is not, in our opinion, good enough; each patient should receive the highest level of clinical and surgical care, no matter where in the world they live.
To that end, we sought accreditation from AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities), which has since proven invaluable.
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