Ambulatory Surgical Center

Since April 2004, Cape Fear Center for Digestive Diseases Endoscopy Center, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). In addition, beginning June 1, 2010, we became a Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center.

Status as an accredited organization means Cape Fear Center for Digestive Diseases Endoscopy Center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the Accreditation Association.

Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the community we serve. We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation. Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. Nearly 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.

Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college health centers, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers and managed care organizations.