Pinehurst Imaging

AAAHC Accreditation

Since 2004, the Pinehurst Medical Clinic Endoscopy Center has maintained accreditation with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Status as an accredited organization means the Pinehurst Medical Clinic Endoscopy Center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the AAAHC. Over 2,600 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by theAAAHC.

“Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the Sandhills community“ according to Thomas Swantkowski, M.D., FACP, FACG, one of the Pinehurst Medical Clinic’s Gastroenterologists.  “We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.

Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college health centers, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers and managed care organizations.

Further information about the AAAHC and accreditation status can be obtained through its web-site at