The Center For Plastic Surgery has once again received AAACH Accreditation, which recognizes that a health care organization meets or exceeds nationally-recognized standards for quality of care and patient safety.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) was founded in 1979 to “encourage and assist ambulatory health care organizations to provide the highest achievable level of care for recipients in the most efficient and economically sound manner. The AAAHC accomplishes this by the operation of a peer-based assessment, consultation, education and accreditation program.”
The six founding members of the AAAHC were the American College Health Association, the American Group Practice Association (now known as the American Medical Group Association), the Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association (now known as the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation), the Group Health Association of America (now known as the American Association of Health Plans), the Medical Group Management Association, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Today’s AAAHC includes 18 member organizations representing the broad spectrum of ambulatory health care. The growth of the Board has helped the AAAHC add new standards in areas such as dentistry, behavioral health, and health education and wellness, while continuously updating existing standards to reflect cutting-edge ambulatory care knowledge and practice.
Since its inception, the AAAHC has promoted a voluntary, peer-based, consultative, and educational survey process to advance patient care. These values hold true today, as embodied in the current mission statement: Improving health care quality through accreditation.
This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of Dr. Bland and The Center For Plastic Surgery. Accreditation shows their commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to their patients, and the same high level of conduct in their business practices. Accreditation by AAAHC is proof of this commitment, and signifies that Dr. Bland and The Center For Plastic Surgery have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.
Valid for 3 years, the 2021 accreditation marks the 6th consecutive 3-year certification for the Center for Plastic Surgery and Dr. Gregory Bland. Learn more about accreditation requirements at aaahc.org/accreditation.
The Center For Plastic Surgery (Dr. Bland) is Colorado Springs’ premier cosmetic surgery center specializing in the face, breast and body. Dr. Bland holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and a Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.) from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bland completed his Plastic Surgery training in 1994 and achieved Board Certification in Plastic Surgery in 1996, with re-certification in 2005.
A client of TMG for nearly a decade, Dr. Bland is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bland specializes in comprehensive cosmetic surgery and care for women in southern Colorado including non-invasive, minimally invasive and classic procedures for facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast augmentation, and eyelid surgery.
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