Accreditation Ensures Highest Level of Patient Care
For Immediate Release
TAMPA, Fla. (June, 2017) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) announced today that its Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Lab has received the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Laboratory Accreditation with Exemplary Status. The designation is the highest level of accreditation recognized by AANEM and is awarded only to labs achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality, performance and integrity based on professional standards.
“We are excited to receive this accreditation because it truly reflects our commitment and dedication to provide our patients with the best care possible,” said Syed M. Zaffer, M.D., the lab’s medical director. FOI is one of the few facilities in the country accredited by AANEM, the only Electromyography (EMG) accrediting association in the country.
“Accreditation ensures that our patients will receive a more reliable diagnosis, fewer unnecessary treatments and surgeries, and they will avoid paying for expensive retesting,” added Zaffer, a board-certified physician in electromyography and pain management and rehab.
As an accredited facility, FOI is recognized as a center for excellence for EMG testing, helping to improve the lives and quality of care of patients with neuromuscular diseases.
Laboratory accreditation provides patients, referral sources and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care.
To be awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Status, all physicians practicing in the lab must be certified by one of the following boards: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM); the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in clinical neurophysiology or the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) in neuromuscular disease.
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.
AANEM is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and electrodiagnostic medicine. For more information about AANEM, or to learn more about laboratory accreditation, visit www.aanem.org.