We are proud to announce Lake Tahoe Surgery Center has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1998.
The Joint Commission's accreditation process concentrates on operational systems critical to the safety and quality of patient care. To earn and maintain accreditation, an ambulatory care organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team every three years. The objective of the survey is not only to evaluate the organization, but to provide education and guidance that will help staff continue to improve the organization's performance. Surveys are conducted by professionals with at least five years of leadership experience in an ambulatory care organization, and a strong educational background. Ambulatory care surveyors have advanced medical or clinical degrees and receive continuing education to keep them up-to-date on advances in quality-related performance evaluation. The survey process focuses on evaluating actual care processes by tracing patients through the care, treatment and services they received. In addition to these patient "tracers," surveyors conduct systems tracers to analyze key operational systems that directly impact the quality and safety of patient care. Surveyors use pre-survey information, from the Priority Focus Process, to conduct a more organization-specific and consistent survey.
We strive to do our best and welcome your comments. Should you need to contact the Joint Commission for additional patient care concerns, please visit their website, www.jointcommission.org.