Chesapeake Urology Receives Prestigious Three-Year Accreditation from AAAHC for 14 Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Published On: 01/13/2009

Baltimore...Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA), a group practice of 46 board-certified urologists, is pleased to announce that it has received three-year accreditation from the AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) for its 14 ambulatory surgery centers, which are spread throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region (see listing below). 

This accreditation is a voluntary process and indicates that an organization is committed to providing a very high quality of care by measuring up to the stringent measures of the AAAHC, a private, non-profit association which is the preeminent leader in developing standards to promote patient safety, quality and value.  AAAHC accreditation means that an organization adopts best practices in health care and complies with nationally recognized standards.

Stacy Zemencik, director of Nursing at Chesapeake Urology Associates, led the ambulatory surgery centers through the AAAHC process.  Chesapeake Urology Associates ambulatory centers take care of more than 29,000 patients per year, providing a broad range of state-of-the art procedures and surgeries including brachytherapy for prostate cancer, surgical treatments for BPH and extracorporeal shockwave therapy for kidney stones.

"The physicians and staff of Chesapeake Urology Associates are committed to providing patients with the highest quality of care, which is why voluntarily went through the AAAHC's very strict accreditation process.   This is the gold standard of accreditation, and  I am proud to say we meet their high standards thanks to CUA's excellent staff, along with our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment," says Dr. Sanford Siegel, president of CUA. 

Here is a listing of Chesapeake Urology ambulatory surgery centers:

7704 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie

5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore

5051 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore

1101 Pine Heights Ave., Baltimore

3333 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore

8322 Bellona Avenue, Towson

120 Sister Pierre Drive, Towson

6830 Hospital Drive, Baltimore

6535 North Charles St., Towson

21 Crossroads Drive, Owings Mills

826 Washington Road, Westminster

111 West High St., Elkton

4-A North Ave., Bel Air, MD 

As one of the East Coast's premier urology private medical practices, Chesapeake Urology Associates, P.A. (CUA) provides superior care often limited to university programs. More than 320 staff members, including a team of fellowship-trained urologists, provide men, women and children with the highest quality, comprehensive urologic care in an environment of compassion and dignity. CUA offers the most advanced minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotics procedures and leading-edge diagnostic techniques at 16 medical offices and 14 ambulatory surgical centers offices in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

In addition, CUA operates specialty centers focusing on prostate cancer, incontinence, fertility and male reproductive medicine, male and female aesthetic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, as well as Chesapeake Urology Research Associates (CURA), which conducts state-of-the-art drug studies for erectile dysfunction, bladder and prostate disease and cancer. CUA provides patients and the community with leading care for all urological conditions including urinary incontinence, prostate screening, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, vasectomies and fertility. For more information,