MSH recognized for its exemplary surgical care

Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) has been recognized by The American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) for achieving meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2019.

This is determined by the patient safety data resulting from inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures which is used to improve the quality of surgical care provided by the hospital.

MSH has been recognized for its exemplary surgical outcomes in both the “All Cases” and “High Risk” categories.

“We are proud to receive recognition from ACS NSQIP for a second year in a row,” said Erin Landry, patient care director of surgical services, Markham Stouffville Hospital. “Our surgeons, nurses and support staff hold themselves to the highest standards to ensure patients receive the best care possible when they are entrusting their care to us, and we take this honour very seriously.”

MSH was evaluated in the clinical areas of mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator > 48 hours, renal failure, cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs); or urinary tract infection. MSH had outstanding composite quality scores across all eight areas.

ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. Its goals are to reduce surgical morbidity (infection or illness related to a surgical procedure) and surgical mortality (death related to a surgical procedure) and to provide a firm foundation for surgeons to apply what is known as the “best scientific evidence” to the practice of surgery. Furthermore, when adverse effects from surgical procedures are reduced and/or eliminated, a reduction in health care costs follows.

ACS NSQIP is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in nearly 850 adult and paediatric hospitals.

 

Photo: MSH Surgical Care Team has been recognized by ACS NSQIP for achieving exemplary surgical care.

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