Accreditation Council for Surgical Quality | Learn about ACSQ Accreditation

Learn about ACSQ Accreditation?


A CSQ develops and accredits best-in-class surgery center of excellence programs to ensure the safest, highest quality care is delivered premised on efficacy, efficiency, safety and quality to surgical patients within defined surgical specialties. ACSQ manages the Endovascular Surgery Center of Excellence® (ESCOE), Venous Surgery Center of Excellence® (VCOE) and Cardiac Surgery Center of Excellence® (CCOE) designations in the US, Canada and globally.

ACSQ Center of Excellence programs provide a concise outcomes based definition of healthcare excellence, whose designation is awarded to both the physician and the facility at which invasive endovascular therapies are performed. Commitments to long-term patient care and focus on defined quality objectives by the physician and affiliated facility with a multidisciplinary approach underscores ACSQ's defined designation to ensure an extensive, research-based and verification system through rigorous site inspections and peer-reviewed standards. ACSQ's Center of Excellence program ensures increase in patient care, referrals, data exchange, and collaborative clinical research quality outcomes in interventional invasive endovascular therapies.

ACSQ Accreditation brings a wealth of benefits which are highlighted as follows:

• Strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services
• Provides a competitive edge in the marketplace
• Improves risk management and risk reduction
• Provides education on good practices to improve business operations
• Provides professional advice and counsel, enhancing staff education
• Enhances staff recruitment and development
• Recognized by insurers and various third parties

ACSQ Center of Excellence programs are the primary accreditation sought by hospitals, clinics, physicians and patients as a definitive source for obtaining markers of achievement and improving overall patient care, referrals, data exchange, and collaborative clinical research quality outcomes measures. Such objectives underscore the need to have a healthy, successful body whose focus is solely on the improvement of healthcare and outcomes in surgery.

ACSQ certification and accreditation is geared towards:

• Hospitals – CEO, marketing directors, administration, individual surgeons and departmental groups
• Independents/Stand-alone practices – CEO, administration, individual surgeons
• Independent Surgeons – practicing board certified surgeons within the specialties identified by the ACSQ
• Independent Interventional Radiologists – practicing board certified interventional radiologists within the specialties identified by the ACSQ
• Independent Interventional Cardiologists – practicing board certified interventional cardiologists within the specialties identified by the ACSQ
• HMO/Health Plan Initiatives – Administration and CEO