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Dr. Miguel Damien and Damien Fertility Partners Receive the Esteemed AAAASF Accreditation!

June 1, 2013 Little Silver, NJ – Dr. Miguel Damien and Damien Fertility Partners (also doing business as: East Coast IVF a Division of Regional Women’s Health) are members of an elite group of surgeons and surgical practices accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).  AAAASF accreditation validates what we already knew.  Dr. Damien and Damien Fertility Partners are among the surgeons and surgical practices that provide the highest quality of care and safety to their patients.  Damien Fertility Partners is the only infertility center in Monmouth and Ocean counties to have achieved this honor.

 Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation through AAAASF undergo an extensive self assessment and site review by AAAASF surveyors who are experts in providing exceptional patient care and safety in a surgical environment.  The survey is consultative and collaborative which helps each organization improve patient care.

Designation as an AAAASF accredited organization means Dr. Damien and Damien Fertility Partners have exceeded the nationally recognized Gold Standard set by AAAASF for the provision of quality health care, patient safety and patient service.  While over 2,000 ambulatory surgical facilities across the United States are accredited by AAAASF, many ambulatory surgery centers and practices do not seek accreditation and not all facilities which undergo the rigorous site survey are granted accreditation.

Did you know that surgical practices in the State of New Jersey are required to be registered with the Department of Health and Human Services and are also required to be accredited through an approved accrediting organization like AAAASF?  The vast majority of surgical practice facilities in the United States are still unaccredited, operating without any peer review or inspection process.  The governing bodies of the State of New Jersey recognized the need to improve patient safety through mandatory accreditation. Surgical practices that are not registered with the state of New Jersey and accredited through an approved accrediting organization are not allowed to perform surgical procedures. Damien Fertility Partners is the only infertility practice in Monmouth and Ocean counties registered as a surgical practice with the State of New Jersey.

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), founded in 1980, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more then 2,000 organizations accredited nationwide.  AAAASF accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, college student health centers, military health care clinics, and large medical and dental practices.  AAAASF serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs.  Third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public recognize AAAASF accreditation as a symbol of quality patient care.

Please click the links below to learn more about New Jersey’s Ambulatory Surgical Practice registration requirements and the organizations that oversee ambulatory surgery centers to help ensure patient safety.

AAAASF Home Page

Information About Registration Requirements for Surgical Practices in the State of New Jersey

State of New Jersey Listing of Registered Surgical Practices and Surgery Centers

Please click the certificates to view them.

DFP-Surgical-Practices-Registration-2014_web

AAAASF-Certificate-2014-Web

Shrewsbury

Damien Fertility Partners
655 Shrewsbury Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-758-6511
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Newark

Damien Fertility Partners
60 Park Place, Suite 210
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-732-2909
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