Local Ophthalmologist Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) has awarded Suncoast Surgery Center in Fort Myers another three-year term of accreditation.
A state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center, Suncoast Surgery Center opened in 2000 as one of Florida Eye Health’s Centers of Excellence. It is fully licensed by both the State of Florida and the Agency for Health Care Administration (Medicare).
Suncoast Surgery Center was surveyed in July of this year by AAAHC, the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with nearly 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. In a letter to Dr. Frantz, AAAHC’s Accreditation Committee stated: “The dedication and effort necessary for an organization to be accredited is substantial and the compliance with those standards implies a commitment to continual self-evaluation and continuous improvement. Your organization is to be commended for this accomplishment.”
“Everyone in our organization played a vital role in helping Suncoast Surgery Center meet the AAAHC standards,” explained Dr. Frantz. “Our team of experienced surgeons, registered nurses, anesthesiologists, and support staff have been extremely supportive of this process,” he added. “We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation; it challenges us to find the best ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to our patients and the quality of care we provide.”
This past June, Suncoast Surgery Center was selected, for the second consecutive year, for the 2010 Best of Fort Myers Award in the Ambulatory Surgery Center category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2010 Award recipients qualified as two-time Award Winners.
Among the surgeries performed at Suncoast Surgery Center are microincisional cataract removal, CustomLens implants, YAG lasers, glaucoma surgery, eyelid surgery and facial cosmetic procedures. Suncoast Surgery Center is located adjacent to Florida Eye Health’s main office at 12731 New Brittany Blvd., Fort Myers. Florida Eye Health also has offices in Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres, and Naples.