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Year of the Nurse - November 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A ccreditation is more than a simple stamp of approval. Sure, accredited facilities meet nationally recognized quality measures, implement evidence-based clinical practices and adhere to rigorous standards of safe patient care, but the true benefits stem from the process itself. Copper Ridge Surgery Center in Traverse City, Mich., has been accredited since opening its doors in 2004 and must seek reaccreditation every three years. "Going through the process is absolutely a tool for continuous process improvement," says Tina Piotrowski, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC, the facility's CEO. "It enables you to constantly assess your practices to see if they meet the standards. You then have an opportunity to improve areas where you fall short." N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 3 5 So Much More Than the Survey Accredited facilities demonstrate a year-round commitment to safe surgery, ongoing quality improvement and excellent patient care. Danielle Bouchat-Friedman | Associate Editor STARTING POINT The real work of remaining compliant with accreditation standards begins as soon as surveyors leave.

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