Ambulatory Surgery Center

After 15 successful years of practice at St. Vincent’s Hospital, our new facility opened in August of 2003, conveniently located off of I-5 in the beautiful city of Lake Oswego. Click here for a map and directions.

It has always been our goal to provide the highest quality service. We have built an extraordinary facility that complies with state licensing and federal certification requirements for participation in the Medicare program. The Petroff Center is a State Licensed Type I Ambulatory Surgery Center designed to deliver the highest quality care in a safe and pleasing environment.

The quality of care provided by an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is at least equal to and in most cases better than hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).

Ambulatory surgery centers also offer two other significant benefits to the Oregon economy, according to a recent Economic Impact Study recently released by John E. Schneider, Senior Director of Oxford Outcomes. According to the report, ASCs are “bending the cost curve.” The price of having surgery in an ASC can be half the cost of having the same procedure at a hospital.

Secondly, incidences of healthcare acquired infections are rare because we are performing surgery on a healthy population of patients. Because the infection rate is so low at an ASC, there is a very small chance of having to be readmitted, whereas re-admissions at hospitals are a hidden but significant cost to the economy.

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AAAHC Accreditation

403_Accredited_By_LogoThe Petroff Center is pleased to announce that we have recently passed a second survey and have been accredited for a second, three-year term by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC approves accreditation in 6-month, 1-year and 3-year increments. Three-year approvals are the AAAHC’s highest merit.

This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of conduct in our business practices.

Accreditation by AAAHC is proof of this commitment, and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party. We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation, and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement and patient care in the future.

Accreditation distinguishes this surgical center from many other outpatient surgical facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients. Status as an accredited organization means we have met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. Almost 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – volunteer 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 care and services.

Oregon Patient Safety Commission

opscThe Oregon Patient Safety Commission is a semi-independent state agency charged by the Oregon Legislature with reducing the risk of serious adverse events occurring in Oregon’s health care system and encouraging a culture of patient safety.

The Petroff Center is proud to be a participant of The Oregon Patient Safety Commission.