Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery Practice Awarded Accreditation For Office-Based Surgery from The Joint Commission for Seventh Time
Dr. Steven Yarinsky, board-certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director of Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC, has once again earned accreditation by The Joint Commission — an organization globally recognized for healthcare accreditation — for office-based surgery at his Albany practice.
Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its on-site operating room, marking the seventh time the practice has achieved accreditation for office-based surgery since it was first certified in 2003. This conveys that board-certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director Steven Yarinsky, MD, along with his medical team, have demonstrated continuous compliance with the high-performance standards set by The Joint Commission, which also awards accreditation to many hospitals in the United States. Having maintained their status since 2003, the seven-time accreditation demonstrates Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality patient care.
The facility at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC underwent a rigorous onsite review on May 20, 2022 and received notice granting another three-year term of accreditation on August 11, 2022. During the unannounced visit, a Joint Commission physician-reviewer evaluated compliance with office-based surgery standards spanning several areas, including: emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and OSHA compliance. Other areas evaluated during the review include patient education and training, proper monitoring of patients during procedures that involve deep sedation or anesthesia, and post-operative care plans.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is the oldest and largest healthcare organization in the U.S. devoted to setting rigorous standards of quality and providing safety accreditations. The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. Recommendations for quality improvement are based on scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The accreditation process includes a surveyor’s onsite observations and interviews. Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC is the only office-based surgical facility in the Albany Capital District region currently accredited by The Joint Commission.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS — chief operating officer of Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive at The Joint Commission. “We commend Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
Dr. Yarinsky performs all facial and body contouring procedures at his accredited office facility. “Our patients appreciate the relaxing atmosphere as well as the privacy, safety, comfort, and state-of-the-art care we provide. Our surveys show that patients prefer to have their cosmetic procedure done at our office facility,” Yarinsky emphasizes. “The years of the COVID-19 pandemic have created unprecedented challenges to maintaining a safe environment of care in our office. Our Joint Commission affiliation has assisted us in developing and instituting protocols and methods to keep our staff and patients healthy. We were able to continue to provide cosmetic surgery services when area hospitals were forced to close their operating rooms.”
Nationwide, the number of surgical procedures performed in physician offices and ambulatory surgery centers surpasses those performed in hospitals. “Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC is thrilled to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the seventh time, confirming we are successfully accomplishing our goal of providing safe and effective surgical care to our patients,” added Dr. Yarinsky. “Our staff strives to continuously improve its processes to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. Our high quality of care is reflected by our happy patients’ online five-star reviews.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
About Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC
Dr. Steven Yarinsky founded Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC in 1989. As a full-service plastic surgery practice with an on-site medical spa, cosmetic surgery has been offered in-house since 1995, providing a convenient, private, and comfortable setting for patients to undergo procedures ranging from breast augmentation and breast lift surgery to rhinoplasty, eyelid and facelift surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Yarinsky chose The Joint Commission for accreditation of his office-based surgery center since it is the same organization that rigorously awards accreditation to most hospitals for safety standards. Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC has maintained accreditation since 2003, soon after office-based surgery accreditation became available.
To learn more about Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC, visit yarinsky.com, facebook.com/DrYarinsky, and @saratogaspringsplasticsurgery on Instagram.
Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC
7 Wells Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866