The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) was established in 1979 to advance and promote patient safety, quality of care and measurement of performance.

Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an ambulatory health care facility is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. Some of these standards include: Rights of Patients, Governance, Administration, Quality of Care, Quality Management and Improvement, Clinical Records and Health Information and Facilities and Environment.

This accreditation is achieved after application, followed by an extensive on-site survey and consultation used to gather information in all of the above listed areas. Accreditation may be awarded for a period of time ranging from 6-months to three years depending on the level of compliance to the standards.

Tri-State Digestive Disorder Center, ASC has been Accredited by AAAHC since 1992, achieving a 3-year accreditation with each survey.

For more information regarding AAAHC, visit their website at