Hallmarks of Quality

IAC Accreditation — "Seal of Approval" Patients Can Count On

an image is here Center for Vein Care has been granted full accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

IAC accreditation is a trusted "seal of approval" in health care today, and demonstrates Stony Brook’s commitment to providing quality vein care to our patients.

The program offers a method for vein centers to voluntarily document a commitment to quality patient care related to the performance and management of varicose veins and other venous disorders. During the accreditation process, applicant vein centers must submit documentation on every aspect of their daily operations. Applications submitted are reviewed by a panel of vein experts and accreditation is granted only to those vein centers that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with the IAC Vein Center Standards.

The program is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of multiple national medical societies related to superficial venous disorders (varicose veins) who each serve as sponsoring organizations.

Center for Vein Care is among only a few accredited center in the United States.

AAAASF Accreditation — Another "Seal of Approval" Patients Can Count On

an image is here The Stony Brook Vascular Center, home of the Center for Vein Care, has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

AAAASF is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

AAAASF requires 100% compliance with all accreditation standards and does not offer partial accreditation. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation.

To earn its accreditation, the Stony Brook Vascular Center passed inspection on hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety. AAAASF facility inspectors are board-certified medical specialists trained to perform a thorough and complete facility inspection.

AAAASF facility inspectors follow a regimented procedure to inspect an outpatient surgery facility in the following categories:

  • General Environment
  • Operating Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  • Recovery Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  • General Safety in the Facility
  • Blood and Medications
  • Medical Records
  • Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • Personnel
  • Anesthesia

AAAASF was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in outpatient facilities and assure the public that patient safety is top priority in an accredited facility.

More than 2,300 outpatient facilities are accredited by AAAASF, one of the largest not-for-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies, and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the "gold standard" for quality patient care.

AAAASF programs include surgical, procedural, oral maxillofacial, international surgical, and dental. AAAASF is also deemed by Medicare to accredit ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies, and rural health clinics.