Blanchard Valley Hospital

Congratulations to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio along with Dr. Lori Ann Thomas for demonstrating their commitment to sustaining a culture of excellence by renewing accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery.

Teresa Leath, site inspector, awards renewal COEMIG & COERS accreditations to Dr. Thomas and staff.

Menorah Medical Center

Congratulations to Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas along with Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi and Dr. Lina O’Brien on achieving accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery and as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

Site inspector, Teresa Leath, awards the COECS & COERS accreditations to the surgeons and staff.

Brazilian Society of Mastology & SRC Spearhead Joint Initiatives

The Brazilian Society of Mastology is quickly establishing itself as a leader in healthcare quality by launching two new programs.

The Society has partnered with SRC to establish new Breast Treatment Accreditation Programs:

“These programs deliver on the Brazilian Society of Mastology’s commitment to advance safe and effective Breast Treatment throughout Brazil,” according to Dr. Antonio Frasson, president of the Society. “We believe that these programs ideally serve the present and future needs of not only our members, but most importantly, the patients we serve.”

The Breast Treatment Accreditation Programs are SRC’s latest commitment to women’s health. Since 2012, SRC has offered similar programs in minimally invasive gynecology.

To learn more, please contact Daniela Casagrande at daniela.casagrande@nullsurgicalreview.org.

F. F. Thompson Hospital

SRC recognizes F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, New York for achieving the Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery and the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditations and for continuing their commitment to sustaining a culture of excellence.

According to the surgeons and staff members who participated, the site inspection process of accreditation gives teams the opportunity to identify goals and improve methods and outcomes while making positive changes for patients and associates.

The process breaks down barriers between departments to ensure common goals and it identifies four key reasons accreditation is so important to achieve. These four points include: improving patient safety, decreasing complications, improving team cooperation and increasing patient awareness. Since achieving accreditation, administration has recorded increased patient volumes and decreased opioid prescriptions.

“Since becoming a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, our patients undergoing robotic assisted hernia repair have not required post-operative narcotics.”

-Joseph A Talarico, MD, FACS, Director of Hernia Center of Excellence

“Thompson demonstrates a strong commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective and evidence-based care. We have a great team of surgeons and associates who work very hard to ensure members of our community who need hernia repair receive a top-notch experience, and we’re excited to know their hard work has been recognized.”

-Kurt Koczent, Thompson Health Executive Vice President/COO

St. Francis Hospital

Congratulations to Saint Francis Healthcare Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware along with Dr. Michael Conway on achieving accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery.

Site inspector, Dr. Neil Hutcher, awards the COEHS accreditation to Dr. Conway and the staff.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Congratulations to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital along with the following surgeons on demonstrating their commitment to sustaining a culture of excellence by renewing accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
-Dr. Neda Hashemi
-Dr. George Iskander
-Dr. Leonard Rosen

Site inspector, Teresa Leath, awards renewal of the COEMIG accreditation to the surgeons and staff.