St. Elizabeth Campus Attains Accreditation As A Center Of Excellence In Orthopedic Surgery
The St. Elizabeth Campus of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). A Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery accreditation distinguishes the St. Elizabeth Campus from many other hospitals by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.
Status as an accredited Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery means that the St. Elizabeth Campus, along with John P. Sullivan, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Andrew B. Wickline, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Total Joint medical director at the St. Elizabeth Campus, have met nationally recognized-standards.
“The program was identified as having zero deficiencies and was noted to be a top performing program nationally,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “Congratulations to all involved, this is a great win for MVHS as well as the community.”
Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve its care and services.
Established in 2003, SRC is an internationally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. SRC’s proven methodology, known as the “Cycle of Excellence,” results in quantifiable and unparalleled improvement in outcomes, patient safety and costs across surgical specialties. For more information, visit surgicalreview.org.
Pictured left to right, first row: David Goldman, RN, Clinician Endoscopy, ASU, PAT, IR; Amanda Sweezey, RN, Nurse Manager 2E and Brandy Pasquale, BS, RN.
Second row: Nancy Edic, MBA, RN, Nurse Manager Surgical Services; Lauren Guisinger and Sally Davidson, RN, BSN, ICU Manager.
Third row: Linda McCormack-Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer; Barbara Kantor Raulli, MHA-RN, Director of Nursing and PeriOperative and Interventional Services; Stacey Walton, RN, BSN, NY-SAFE and Eric Yoss, MD, senior vice president of Quality Improvement and Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer.
Fourth row: Robert Scholefield, MS, RN, executive vice president of facilities and real estate; Rita Popeo, MS, RN, NEA-BC, assistant vice president of nursing; Sara Egan, MHA, RN, Orthopedic Program Coordinator; Andrew Wickline, MD; Sue Bunnell, SRC Site Inspector and John Sullivan, MD.
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