Local Ambulatory Surgery Center Achieves National Accreditation
Pictured left to right are: (back) Jan Selman, business office manager; Richard J. Ruckman, M.D., medical director; Susan Wilde, Ambulatory Surgery Center supervisor; (front) Teresa Hopson, clinic supervisor; and Joan Standeven, compliance officer.
A certificate of accreditation has been awarded by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) to The Center For Sight, according to Dr. Richard J. Ruckman, medical director for The Center For Sight.
Status as an accredited organization means The Center For Sight has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the AAAHC. More than 1,300 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.
"Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the community we serve," said Dr. Ruckman. "We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation."
In order to receive this accreditation, The Center For Sight underwent an extensive on-site survey of its facilities and services. The survey team, composed of a physician and a health care administrator, evaluated all aspects of patient care including the ambulatory surgery center as well as clinical offices in Lufkin and Livingston.
In a letter to The Center For Sight, the AAAHC president stated, "The dedication and effort necessary to achieve accreditation is substantial. The Center For Sight is to be commended for this accomplishment."
The Center For Sight has clinics in Lufkin and Livingston which focus on total eye health including eye exams, cataract surgery, diagnosis and management of eye diseases, treatment of eye injuries, and contact lens and optical services.