Apr 022011


April 2011

Contact:     Dennis M. Velez,

Director of Communications

Tel:            (718) 445-5705 x136


Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York, P.C.

Improves Patient Safety

Through AAAASF Accreditation


NEW YORK – Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York, has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), recognized nationally as the “Gold Standard” in accreditation.

“We are extremely proud to have been accredited by AAAASF as a premier Ambulatory Surgery Facility at NEW HYDE PARK and now, FLUSHING. We look forward to continuously providing the high standard of care that our patients not only deserve, but have grown accustomed to receiving at our offices,” said Gary Snyder, M.D.

To earn its accreditation, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York’sNew Hyde Park office, like every AAAASF accredited ambulatory surgery facility, must meet stringent national standards for general environment, general safety, blood and medication, medical records, quality assessment/improvement, personnel, governance, operating room, recovery room, and anesthesia. The end result is that the accredited facility makes a commitment toward maintaining safety and quality in the ambulatory surgery facility. As the leading accrediting organization for ambulatory facilities, AAAASF has developed the systems to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery that directly benefit patients.

Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York, can demonstrate that they have met the highest standards in patient care and safety. Meeting the “Gold Standard” requirements elevates the patient safety awareness of every member of the staff and improves the quality of care

AAAASF has been a major proponent for peer review reporting and quality improvement in the outpatient surgery environment. It is the mission of AAAASF to develop and implement standards of excellence to improve quality of patient care and safety through a program of inspection and accreditation that serves both the medical community and the public interest.


For additional information about Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New York, visit www.nyents.com.