The AAAASF to provide the highest standards of outpatient accreditation to Surgery Centers in the UAE
Patient safety is the cornerstone of high-quality health care. It is fundamental that healthcare centers deliver services that are effective, safe and people-centered. In addition, to realize the benefits of quality health care, health services must be timely, equitable, integrated and efficient.
Patient Safety has remained at the heart of the mission for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). It has been 40 years since the AAAASF has been promoting safe healthcare practices in the region. The AAAASF commenced their mission as a not-for-profit institution in the UAE in 2016, with the first-ever accreditation of Hasan Surgery FZ LLC – a Day Surgery Center in Dubai.
The AAAASF is looking to expand its reach and operations of accrediting new surgery facilities in the UAE, especially after the new mandate was passed from the DHA, directing all Day Surgery Centers to get accredited by an internationally recognized accrediting agency. The AAAASF has set-up a new infrastructure to accommodate more surveys and facilities, and to partner with all UAE health regulators.
Following the new mandate from DHA, AAAASF has accredited two new facilities – Med Art Clinic Day Surgery Center and Glamour Care Clinics LLC. The association is working towards conducting accreditation surveys for four additional facilities who have applied for accreditation. It is also extending consultations to two other facilities who have expressed their interest in accreditation, in addition to receiving similar requests from a few other facilities located in Dubai Healthcare City.