GastroIntestinal Healthcare is pleased to announce that the practice has achieved a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)—the longest term of accreditation offered by the AAAHC. Status as an accredited organization means the Raleigh-based GI practice has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality healthcare set by the AAAHC. Over 4,600 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are currently accredited by the AAAHC.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or the Accreditation Association, is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. It is the preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association's surveyors, who themselves have extensive experience in the ambulatory health care environment.
"This accreditation reinforces our continued commitment of providing the highest possible level of quality care to our patients and community," says GastroIntestinal Healthcare Practice Administrator Nancy Nicoll O’Neill. "We are proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation."
GastroIntestinal Healthcare specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of gastrointestinal ailments and diseases, including heartburn, acid reflux, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis. The practice also provides colorectal cancer screenings. GastroIntestinal Healthcare offers the convenience of an on-site, state-of-the-art endoscopy facility, located adjacent to their clinic office.
About GastroIntestinal Healthcare
GastroIntestinal Healthcare is dedicated to “improving your health from the inside out”. The practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract—the esophagus, stomach, colon, small and large bowel, gallbladder, and liver—and is conveniently located in North Raleigh, just off of Route 540. GastroIntestinal Healthcare has its own onsite licensed endoscopy center and is accredited and fully certified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Medicare), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina. For more information, call (919) 870-1311.