AAAHC, American Association of Ambulatory Health Care, has been surveying and accrediting ambulatory surgery centers since their founding in 1979. Standards are developed with active industry input, including but not limited to the following organizations: Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses, and Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. The purpose of AAAHC is to encourage the voluntary attainment of high-quality care in organizations providing healthcare services in ambulatory settings. To help organizations achieve this standard of care, and to recognize organizations’ achievements, AAAHC has developed an ambulatory care accreditation program that adheres to the highest standards and established best practices. Areas of survey include Patient Rights, Governance, Administration, Quality of Care, Health Information and Patient Record Management, Infection Prevention and Safety, and Facility Management.