AAAHC Accreditation Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Erica Van Slyke

Advanced Surgical Concepts

(423) 648-4011

Chattanooga — Advanced Surgical Concepts home office of James E. White, MD, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation distinguishes this office based surgery center from many other outpatient facilities for providing the highest quality of care to its patients. Status as an accredited organization means Advanced Surgical Concepts has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality outpatient surgical health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Accreditation is currently mandatory in the states of California and New York.

“Even though accreditation is not mandatory in the state of Tennessee, we at Advanced Surgical Concepts felt strongly that we should voluntarily affirm the high standard of care that we give to our patients,,” stated Dr. James White. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation. Advanced Surgical Concepts attained the highest award, 3 year full accreditation.

“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Dr. James White, founder of Advanced Surgical Concepts. “When you see the certificate of accreditation hanging on the wall, you will know that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of surgical care possible.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its patient care and patient services.

Advanced Surgical Concepts is located at 7746 Shallowford Road, suite 205, directly across from Hamilton County YMCA, in the Hamilton Place Mall area. More information can be found at

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care [AAAHC], founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited nationwide.