The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized for Meritorious Outcomes for Third Straight Year
We are proud to announce that The Mount Sinai Hospital has been recognized for meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care for the third consecutive year by The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®), one of 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the nation to achieve this recognition.
The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of only 18 hospitals to have received meritorious status two years in a row, and one of only five hospitals to receive the status in three consecutive years, out of 615 domestic and international hospitals that were analyzed for the most current outcomes measures.
As a participant in ACS NSQIP, The Mount Sinai Hospital 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. The goal of ACS NSQIP is 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.
This continued recognition is possible through the outstanding efforts of our surgeons and the detailed precision of our Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement (SOQI) team, a centralized group within the Department of Surgery that focuses on improving clinical outcomes and patient experience through dedicated data collection/analysis, innovative process engineering, and targeted quality improvement projects. The office monitors a broad range of surgical procedures including general surgery, vascular, plastics, surgical oncology, colorectal, and pediatrics. The department’s relatively high case volume fosters the ability to impact a large population of surgical candidates and implement improvements that are tailored to specific patients’ needs. The team also pinpoints opportunities to innovate new standards in patient care.
Office of Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement
Department of Surgery
5 East 98th Street, 15th floor
New York, NY 10029