Ambulatory Surgery Center
Tri-City Orthopaedics operates an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Kennewick that performs complex orthopaedic joint and spine procedures where a patient’s stay is limited to a 24-hour period. TCO operates an additional surgery center in Richland for patients requiring interventional pain medicine.
Some of the Benefits of Using an ASC Include:
ASCs are able to provide lower-priced procedures because they have a lower cost structure than a traditional hospital setting along with a focused approach, in our case orthopaedics, which creates efficiencies.
ASC schedules are better maintained because there is no possibility of emergency surgeries pre-empting a scheduled procedure.
ASCs focus on a select number of procedures at a high volume, which allows doctors to perfect their craft and deliver high-quality results to patients.
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive method to repair injuries to bones, tissues, and ligaments. By making a small incision and using scoped instruments, our physicians are able to significantly reduce healing and rehabilitation time for many patients.
The Surgery Center at TCO Kennewick is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
Status as an accredited organization means TCO 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. 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.
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