On behalf of The American Animal Hospital Association, please accept our congratulations for achieving AAHA accreditation. You and your team’s accomplishments providing excellent patient care and client service certainly deserve high praise. We know first-hand the high level of dedication, communication, training, and leadership required to maintain the quality of care your team delivers. Kudos to each and every one of your team!
We hope you will find this summary letter an adjunct to the evaluation and a springboard to continuous improvement.
The following were noted as outstanding components of your evaluation:
- You have well-written standard operating protocols.
- The staff exhibited admirable teamwork.
- The practice exemplifies good implementation of the AAHA standards of excellence.
- The hospital is sparkling clean and fresh smelling, an important criterion to new and existing clients!
Below, we have presented your scores in table version. Please remember that the standards include many items that veterinary hospitals implement to different degrees. Our common goal is to provide continuously improving, quality patient care.
|AAHA Standards Section||Maximum
|Emergency and Critical Care||930||530||870||Passed|
|Housekeeping and Maintenance||1280||1130||1260||Passed|
Implementation of an emergency plan for anesthetized patients is a simple step that raises team member awareness and provides an enhanced level of safety for patients. The emergency drug calculator you are using is a quick, simple, and time saving step that will be a great asset to team members.Great job implementing the new standard for single-use endotracheal tubes. The reduced risk of cross-contamination and potential tracheal irritants has proven beneficial to patients.
Great job stocking the isolation room with the necessary items for patient care. This time saving measure increases staff efficiency which enhances the quality of patient care.
Your practice deserves a round of applause for wearing proper protective equipment when performing dental procedures. Kudos to the staff for taking additional measures to reduce contamination between patients by utilizing sterile instruments, disposable prophy angles, as well as pre-packaged cups of prophy paste.
Congratulations on converting to digital radiography. The high quality radiographs produced by your practice not only enhances staff efficiency it also increases the diagnostic capability of your practice, thus improving patient care.
Housekeeping and Maintenance
Your facility was clean, odor free, and very well organized. Having properly organized storage areas helps your team maintain equipment and track inventory supplies more efficiently. Keep up the good job!