Coral Gables Surgery Center Achieves Three-Year AAAHC Accreditation

Maria Freed, MHSA, Administrator Coral Gables Surgery Center

Maria Freed, MHSA, Administrator Coral Gables Surgery Center

Coral Gables Surgery Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory surgery center (ASC) from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Specific to this community, consisting of 10 ASCs, Coral Gables Surgery Center is one of only three others that are accredited.

Status as an accredited organization means Coral Gables Surgery Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.

“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Maria Freed, MHSA, administrator at Coral Gables Surgery Center. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

“Going through the process is a team effort that includes our staff and Board of Directors who make key contributions to our success. It challenges us as to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide. Because only one third of the ASCs in our community are accredited, this distinction also differentiates Coral Gables Surgery Center as a leading provider of safe, high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective outpatient surgical care.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.


cgscbuilding-2Coral Gables Surgery Center is state-of-the-art, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center that operates in Suite 400 at Douglas Professional Center at 2645 Douglas Road in Miami. The 9,000 sq. ft. facility was opened in 2003 and comprised of over 35 physicians, credentialed to perform outpatient surgical procedures in general surgery, gynecology, neuro/spine, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastics, podiatry, and urology.  In-house anesthesia services are provided by board certified anesthesiologists who are MDs.

Coral Gables Surgery Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), licensed by the state of Florida, and Medicare & Medicaid-certified. Coral Gables Surgery Center is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) and the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (FSASC).  In 2015, over 3,000 surgical cases were performed at the facility.

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1 Comment on "Coral Gables Surgery Center Achieves Three-Year AAAHC Accreditation"

  1. Nicely done and well deserved. A great facility.

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