State of the Art Surgery Center Los Angeles, CA
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) was established 40 years ago to standardize and improve the surgical care in outpatient facilities. Surgeons, health agencies, and patients acknowledge that AAAASF sets the gold standard for patient care.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes and his team of architects, engineers, and physicists set out to create a true state of the art surgery center with meticulous attention to details, patient safety, and infection control. The operating room contains a custom air handler that cycles the entire circulating volume of the operating room 20 times an hour, which means a continuous flow of clean, purified air. The operating room is equipped with ultraviolet light beams that kill microorganisms. Finally, the air is filtered by a MERV 13 filter that removes bacteria and smaller particles from the air. This tripartite system assures that the patient will have the smallest possible probability of acquiring an infection.
All of the operating room equipment and recovery room equipment has been individually selected for quality and reliability and has been meticulously inspected and certified. Emergency backup power provides for full function and safety for the patient, no matter what the surgery or its duration, even in the exceptionally rare case of power outage. This system will keep everything fully functional for 8 hours, which is greater than medicare standards.
All gases to the operating room are piped and routed from fire rated storage shelters, so that the operating room will be safe from anesthetic gases and other flammable substances. The surgery center is fully ADA compliant and our facility is fully compliant with CA title 24 energy conservation legislation. We have the latest sensor systems and advanced LED technology to control lighting to fit the needs of the patients and surgical staff in an energy efficient manner. The entire structure is surrounded by steel girders that will withstand 8.0 earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes not only has the best and newest equipment in his operating room and recovery areas, but he has backups for virtually everything. He has a brand new anesthesia machine for the rarest situation that an anesthesia machine becomes defunct, nonfunctional, or dead during any operation. This other anesthesia machine can simply be connected in less than a minute. Dr. Kenneth Hughes also has an additional, fully functional operating table within the office that can be used if there is any problem with the current operating table. If the power to the city is lost or turned off, the surgery center has the ability to operate for an 8 additional hours without disruption. The surgery center has multiple new defibrillators, which are checked daily for functionality. Dr. Kenneth Hughes has crash cart medications that are up to date and checked daily. The center also has duplicate medications for the rare instance that all of the medications are used on one day.
Dr. Hughes uses board-certified, hospital staff anesthesiologists to provide the highest level of care possible along with potential overlap in personnel if necessary. These individuals are all experienced and highly skilled and are capable of managing any high stress situation. They have experience in emergency and critical care situations and preserve their skills by retaining their hospital positions, performing codes for patients at risk of death from heart attack, stroke, or embolus who require ACLS (advance cardiac life support) and beyond.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes has spared no expense to create the safest environment for his patients. The surgery center has been fully accredited with AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.) until 2023 and meets or exceeds all standards.
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