GW Hospital recognized for surgical patient care

GW Hospital is one of 18 hospitals in the U.S. to be honored for quality surgical patient care two years in a row.

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program recognized GW Hospital as one of 61 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care last week, according to a release.

“We are thrilled to once again receive this recognition from The American College of Surgeons for our outstanding surgical care,” Kimberly Russo, the Chief Executive Officer of GW Hospital, said in the release. “This national acknowledgement is a reflection of our ongoing dedication and commitment to providing our patients with the highest quality care.”

ACS NSQIP is a patient care improvement program within the American College of Surgeons that measures and enhances the surgical patient care. ACS NSQIP is currently used in more than 650 adult and pediatric hospitals.

As a participating hospital, GW Hospital is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and to collect data on patient safety and surgical care improvements.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program recognizes a small group of hospitals for achieving positive outcomes in eight clinical areas of patient management, including mortality, cardiac incidents and surgical site infections. The 61 hospitals awarded the recognition achieved the distinction based on their quality score in those eight areas.

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