Skip to content

Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians earns AAAASF accreditation for patient safety

Bolingbrook, IL — Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians in Bolingbrook, IL has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

AAAASF requires 100 percent compliance with all accreditation standards and does not offer partial accreditation. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation.

“Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team, we are very excited to receive AAAASF accreditation for our office based procedure suite. By achieving this benchmark, we ensure the highest level of care and safety within the comfort and convenience of an office setting,” stated founder and President of Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, Dr. John Hong, M.D.

To earn its accreditation, Gateway Spine and Pain Physicians passed inspection on hundreds of important criteria concerning patient safety. AAAASF facility inspectors are board certified medical specialists trained to perform a thorough and complete facility inspection. AAAASF facility inspectors follow a regimented procedure to inspect an outpatient surgery facility in the following categories:

  •  General Environment
  •  Operating Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  •  Recovery Room Environment, Policy and Procedures
  •  General Safety in the Facility
  •  Blood and Medications
  •  Medical Records
  •  Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement
  •  Personnel
  •  Anesthesia

“The AAAASF accreditation reflects a level of safety provided by a hospital setting, but at a fraction of the cost and with greater time efficiency.  We hope this adds another level of comfort and reassurance to our patients when choosing us for their care at a time of their greatest discomfort,” stated Dr. Nitin Malhotra, M.D.

Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians is a comprehensive pain management practice serving the greater Chicago region since 2007.  The physicians at Gateway are double board certified, fellowship trained pain specialists that provide individualized, compassionate care.  Their goal is to provide a level of care that exceeds expectations, accurately diagnosing and treating pain quickly and effectively to restore quality of life and functionality.  Gateway Spine & Pain Physicans has offices in Bolingbrook, Hinsdale, and Downers Grove.

For additional information regarding Gateway Spine and Pain Physicians, please visit or call (630) 226-1130.