UTAH FACIAL SURGICAL ARTS
SCOTT D. URBAN, DMD, MD, PC
AWARDED OFFICE-BASED SURGERY ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
Salt Lake City, September 29, 2012, Dr. Scott Urban’s facial surgical practice: Utah Facial Surgical Arts has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety for office-based surgery. Utah Facial Surgical Arts are currently the first and only Joint Commission accredited Facial cosmetic and oral maxillofacial office-based surgical practice in the state of Utah. The accreditation award recognizes Utah Facial Surgical Art’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Patients across the United States are increasingly receiving care in an office setting, and a practice that has received accreditation from The Joint Commission has successfully complied with the highest standards for quality and safety, says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. I congratulate Dr. Scott Urban and his Staff for successfully taking this challenge and for its dedication to continually improving patient care. The Joint Commission introduced office-based surgery standards in 2001 to provide oversight for small practices performing invasive procedures. We recognize Joint Commission accreditation as the Gold Seal for providing safe, high-quality surgical patient care. Achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission is a team effort that will bring confidence to our patients and give us a framework to provide the highest quality oral surgical care possible, says Utah Facial Surgical Arts office manager Jamie Smith. Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long-term care, behavioral health care, laboratory, and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure, and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.