Somos Familia – We are Family
The Social Capitol, identity, and the uniquely distinctive strength of Care for Kids of Arizona LLC, Arizona Tooth Doctors for Kids- is grounded in Somos Familia, “We are family“. Every patient is part of a family and by extension, represents the community. When we care for the individual, we better the community. Placed in the broader context the family is where we are nurtured, dignified, receive our first compassion and “learn to love” ; Somos Famila calls on us to transcend our selves – to take on the community as our own. Rather than calling on life, allow a life to call on you.
Somos Famila was on full display at the Care for Kids of Arizona LLC, Arizona Tooth Doctors for Kids re- accreditation. The surveyors heard story after story of caregiver giving as a vocation; a family turned by a life event is taken in by the caregiver family, caregivers travel hours on vans to visit schools so children can get the care- insurance is not a constraint-a child alone is no longer- this is Care for Kids of Arizona LLC, Arizona Tooth Doctor for Kids
It is my great pleasure to inform you that the American Dental Partners Affiliate, Care for Kids of Arizona LLC, Arizona Tooth Doctors for Kids has achieved a 3 year term of re accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
In so far as the organization has been the recipient of this national honor multiple times is an indicator that the instrumental elements are in place for quality and performance improvement. Each three year re-accreditation achievement therefore represents a new beginning – a point of departure from the past with the distinct opportunity to build and realize a better future. It sets the stage for the next one, making the every day order one of people, systems, and process improvement.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care surveyors (both Board members,one of which is a member of a State Board of Dentistry) stated throughout the visit how impressed they were with the quality of people; the mutual respect that each person had for each other. Persons too many to name in the areas of clinical operations, staff, etc, are noteworthy in the collective value they brought to this successful re-accreditation.
I would be remiss if I did not name a few who led, supported, facilitated, influenced and in some cases both pushed themselves and others to represent Care for Kids of Arizona LLC, Arizona Tooth Doctors for Kids in such an exemplary manner: Jerry Beck, Dr. Chris Barney, Dr. Michael Hull , Dr. Peter Brenchly, Danessa Gaona, Drucila Clark, Nicole Quintino, Jeanette Alvarado, Doreen Moreno, Rosie Nunez, Gemma Sanchez, Mariela Quintero and the terrific assistance and support of Julie Lynch.
This truly is a great group of people, the “Arizona Tooth Doctors Team”.
Congratulations to Care for Kids of Arizona LLC, Arizona Tooth Doctors for Kids on this wonderful recognition of its Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Care (AAAHC) accomplishment. All persons throughout American Dental Partners affiliated Dental Group Practices and team members take great pride in this occasion-Somos Familia “We are family”
With Respect and Gratitude to all – it is an honor to support your efforts.
Dr. Jesley Ruff
Senior Vice President
Arizona’s Tooth Doctor for Kids