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St. Charles Surgical Hospital Receives National Recognition
Date:9/17/2013

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized St. Charles Surgical Hospital as one of 37 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, St. Charles Surgical Hospital is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements. “It has been our mission from the beginning to provide patients with the best surgical care, delivered with efficiency and effectiveness,” states Dr. Scott Sullivan, SCSH Co-Founder. “We are honored to be recognized for quality surgical care along side such prestigious institutions such as Stanford and Chapel Hill,” continues Co-Founder, Dr. Frank DellaCroce.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving meritorious outcome performances related to patient management in nine clinical areas: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator > 48 hours, renal failure, DVT (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism); cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs); and urinary tract infection. St. Charles Surgical Hospital achieved the distinction based on its outstanding composite quality score in the nine areas listed above. Risk-adjusted data from the July 2013 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2012 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes.

ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patien
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