Healthcare Facility Accreditation Program (HFAP), a nationally recognized, independent program of AAHHS recently awarded the full Advanced Lithotripsy Certification to United Medical Systems (UMS). As you all know, we underwent a recertification process early this year. Since 2016 the company has been certified with HFAP’s Advanced Lithotripsy and Advanced Laser Certifications (the 2 categories have since been merged into one by HFAP). The no deficiency recertification confirms that UMS is providing high quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Meg Gravesmill, CEO of AAHHS, HFAP’s non-profit parent company, commented: “We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough onsite review of the Lithotripsy program against standards for organizational operations and clinical services that drive patient safety and continuous quality improvement. United Medical Systems has earned the distinction of HFAP certification through its performance in successfully meeting those standards.”
“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious certification,” said Scott Sasserson, President and CEO, UMS. “This is a reflection of our team’s dedication to quality. Having a national accreditation differentiates us and shows we are an organization focused on constant improvement and providing outstanding results for our patients, physicians, and partners.”
HFAP is a nationally recognized program of AAHHS, offering accreditation and specialty certifications to serve a range of healthcare organizations. Originally established in 1945, HFAP is the original healthcare accreditation program in the United States. HFAP holds deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and also is recognized by state governments and regulatory bodies, and insurers.
HFAP’s mission is to be the valued partner for healthcare organizations committed to improving their quality of care, through accreditation/certification standards and continuing education, with a focus on advancing the health and welfare of their communities. For more information, visit www.hfap.org.