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Crow Valley Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Advanced Orthopedic Certification, Total Joint

Bettendorf, IA – August 4, 2022

Crow Valley Surgery Center has achieved Advanced Orthopedic Certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Surgical centers that earn AAAHC Total Joint Certification demonstrate a dedication to high-quality patient health care and become part of an elite force of organizations that prioritize quality for their patients and staff.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC Total Joint Certification undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

Status as an organization that has earned Advanced Total Joint Certification means Crow Valley Surgery Center has met the highest level of nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.

While the onsite survey is an important component of the process, ongoing compliance and continuous improvement are part of the certification maintenance mindset that a facility should integrate into its daily activities long after the survey has been completed. AAAHC Total Joint Certification demonstrates the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, ongoing performance improvement strategies, and an effective organizational infrastructure aimed at providing safe and effective care.

“Since 2015 when we started Total Joints, ORA physicians and Crow Valley Surgery Center staff and partners have successfully collaborated to provide exceptional care to our total joint patients,” shares Catie Binneboese, Administrative Director of Crow Valley Surgery Center.

“Our program has and will continue to evolve, and our quality and safety results are confirmation of the work we are doing. This achievement is another validation of the care we have been providing, and we look forward to continuing excellent care for patients in our community.”

GenOrtho, LLC dba Crow Valley Surgery Center (CVSC) is a joint venture consisting of ORA Orthopedics and Genesis Medical Center. Serving the Quad Cities area since 2007, Crow Valley Surgery Center is the trusted leader for ambulatory surgery for both patients and physicians. Equipped with four operating rooms, they serve over 300 patients and their families per month.

Over the past 59 years, ORA Orthopedics has evolved into a multi-faceted orthopedic specialty center in the heart of the Quad Cities with 26 physicians and 78 mid-level providers and therapists. CVSC and ORA Orthopedics have been partners since 2007 to provide orthopedic care to their shared patients. These services expanded to include total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty and total shoulder arthroplasty procedures in September 2015. Crow Valley Surgery Center has been AAAHC accredited since July 2007.


Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,600 organizations accredited. We accredit a wide range of outpatient settings, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery facilities, endoscopy centers, student health centers, medical and dental group practices, community health centers, employer-based health clinics, retail clinics, and Indian/Tribal health centers, among others.

AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards. We provide a valuable survey experience founded on a peer-based, educational approach to onsite review. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation, along with specialized programs including Advanced Orthopaedic Certification and Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality services to its patients—every day of the 1,095-day accreditation term. AAAHC Accreditation and Certification Programs are recognized by third-party payors, medical professional associations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and the public. For more information on AAAHC, please visit