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Accrediting bodies build patient trust

Kansas City Star, February 12, 2008
Nearly 3,500 patients went to Heart of America Surgery Center in Kansas City, KS, last year. Heart of America is licensed in Kansas and is required to adhere to state regulations for outpatient healthcare. The center also is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, a nonprofit agency that helps organizations improve safety and quality in ambulatory care. For many patients and their families, being treated at accredited healthcare centers adds another layer of trust to the outpatient experience, say Heart of America's administrators.