New organization helps office surgery programs

A new, for-profit subsidiary created by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities will help office-based surgery programs improve their efficiency and comply with requirements of different regulatory bodies and accreditation organizations.

A web-based product that helps facilities with compliance is available through the subsidiary, Surgery Facilities Resources (SFR). Group purchasing arrangements as well as international accreditation is being explored. A system to identify qualified consultants that can help new facilities in the design, construction, and accreditation phases also is being pursued, according to Jeff Pearcy, executive vice president of SFR.

To request more information about the organization, go to www.surgeryfacility.org and complete the on-line request form for information.