Sansum Clinic has achieved ambulatory care accreditation from the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ).
Accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality
The accreditation demonstrates the clinic's commitment to providing high quality healthfcare and a safe environment for patients. Sansum Clinic voluntarily sought the rigorous survey during which IMQ representatives visited clinical sites throughout Sansum Clinic's many locations in 2011.
"We are one of an elite number of ambulatory care facilities that voluntarily seek IMQ review and attain accreditation," explains Kurt Ransohoff, M.D., Sansum Clinic's CEO and Chief Medical Officer.
IMQ surveyors evaluated Sansum Clinic on a range of topics but specifically targeted patient safety standards and effectiveness of treatment provided.
"Sansum Clinic was evaluated against a set of rigorous ambulatory care standards by an IMQ team experienced in the delivery of ambulatory healthcare services," says Marjorie Newman, MD, Sansum Clinic's Assistant Medical Director. "Achieving accreditation demonstrates Sansum Clinic's dedication to providing high quality and safe care to its patients."
The Institute for Medical Quality is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which evaluates medical groups on ambulatory care standards that have been developed by physicians with special expertise in a wide range of ambulatory care settings. The standards are specific to the California practice setting reflecting current medical practice techniques, statutes governing the operation of ambulatory care facilities and regulations adopted by the Medical Board of California.