NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Department of Surgery is a renowned center of excellence that brings together technical prowess, academic research and compassionate patient care. What’s more, the Department is known for its excellent surgical outcomes, as evidenced by recent recognition from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). For the second consecutive year, NYU Winthrop was one of only 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that achieved meritorious (exemplary) outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in the ACS NSQIP, NYU Winthrop 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. NYU Winthrop was one of only 18 to receive this recognition two years in a row.
"We are honored to receive this significant national recognition for patient safety and outcomes for the second year in a row," said Collin Brathwaite, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at NYU Winthrop. "This recognition is a further testament that NYU Winthrop is committed to the highest quality care for our patients and members of the community."
The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a composite meritorious outcome related to patient management in eight clinical areas: 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. The 60 hospitals commended achieved the distinction based on their outstanding composite quality score across the eight areas listed above.
The ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. It is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in over 770 adult and pediatric hospitals.
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