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Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center Awarded Accreditation From the Joint Commission


August 1, 2014. Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with its national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations. This occurred following a rigorous on-site survey where it was evaluated for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations. Nearly 1,900 freestanding ambulatory care organizations maintain Joint Commission accreditation.

"Organizations that strive for accreditation in ambulatory care from The Joint Commission are demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community," said Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. "I commend Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center for successfully achieving this pinnacle and for its dedication to continually improving patient care."

"We recognize Joint Commission accreditation as the Gold Seal for providing safe, high quality patient care. Achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission is a team effort that will bring confidence to our patients and give us a framework to provide the best care possible," said Lori Horton, MSN, RN, Administrator for Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center. "It is a true testament to the high quality physicians, staff, and services we provide."

The Joint Commission's ambulatory care standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of an ambulatory care organization. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in Jersey City performs a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures. In partnership with local physicians, Jersey City Medical Center - Barnabas Health, and United Surgical Partners International (USPI), its mission is to provide first-class surgical services in a safe, welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.

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