Having a peripheral angiogram with possible intervention used to mean a hospital stay. But that is no longer the case when you have your procedure at Discover Surgical Center. Our patients are able to have their peripheral angiograms, even with intervention, in the comfort of our state of the art surgical center. Dr. Vijungco has handpicked a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff he has worked with for years at the hospital. There is also a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist always on site carefully monitoring each patient from the beginning of their procedure until they are ready to go home. The surgical center is equipped with the most advanced technology available. That, combined with the expertise of Dr. Vijungco and his outstanding staff, allows Discover Surgical Center to provide “excellence in outpatient surgery” with your safety and comfort in mind.
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DISCOVER SURGICAL CENTER AWARDED AMBULATORY HEALTH CARE ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
(Mesa, AZ – November 27, 2018) – Discover Surgical Center announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Discover Surgical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on October 23 - October 25, 2018. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, monitoring for procedures that involve use of sedation or anesthesia, infection prevention and control, management of medications, and patient education and training.
Established in 1975, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides ambulatory care organizations with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the ambulatory setting,” said Pearl Darling, MBA, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Discover Surgical Center and its staff for achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you.”
"Discover Surgical Center is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jenny Ho, Administrator, Discover Surgical Center. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.