Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Meritorious Outcomes by the American College of Surgeons

Posted on Sep 17, 2013

Two surgeons at work, dressed in blueThe American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Alta Bates Summit Medical Center as one of 37 participating hospitals in the country that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Alta Bates Summit 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.

“We are particularly proud of this recognition of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s excellent quality in surgical services because the driving force for this program is our surgeons,” said Steve O’Brien, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs.

“Under the leadership of Drs. Steve Stanten and Eileen Consorti, the surgeons, staff and the medical center put quality first, patient care is the beneficiary.”

This prestigious recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving meritorious outcome performances related to patient management in nine clinical areas including: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator over 48 hours, renal failure, DVT (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism); cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); pneumonia; SSI (surgical site infections); or urinary tract infection.

The 37 hospitals commended achieved this meritorious distinction based on their outstanding composite quality score in the nine areas listed above.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient.

The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 74,000 members and it is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

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