In partnership with key opinion leaders and industry professionals, SRC developed Center of Excellence accreditation programs. These programs recognize facilities (hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers) and specific medical professionals from their service lines who are committed to achieving defined standards for patient safety and care quality.
SRC’s Center of Excellence accreditation programs are unique because they credential both the facility and only those medical professionals who meet our rigorous standards. The following are the general requirements included in each Center of Excellence accreditation program. For specific requirements, please complete this form or email us.
1. Institutional Commitment to Excellence
The applicant facility is committed to excellence and has credentialing and privileging guidelines for the co-applicant medical professionals in their specific specialty department.
The applicant facility and each co-applicant medical professional must perform a required number of qualifying procedures annually. Co-applicant medical professionals must have performed a specific number of qualifying procedures during their lifetime (see our Programs, Pricing & Volumes page).
3. Physician Program Director
The applicant facility must appoint a Physician Program Director (or co-directors) for the specialty department seeking accreditation.
4. Consultative Services
The applicant facility must have a full complement of consultative services necessary for the routine and intensive care of their patients and potential complications specific to the department seeking accreditation.
5. Equipment and Instruments
For each department seeking accreditation, the applicant facility must maintain a full line of equipment and instruments necessary to provide appropriate care for their patients.
6. Dedication of Medical Professionals and Qualified Call Coverage
For each department seeking accreditation, the co-applicant medical professional has active, full privileges at the applicant facility and is board-certified by the highest certifying authority available. Co-applicant medical professionals must have qualified call coverage and complete between 12-24 continuing medical education hours (depending on their specialty) every three years.
7. Clinical Pathways and Standardized Operating Procedures
The applicant has implemented the required clinical pathways and standard operating procedures to facilitate the standardization of patient care within the department seeking accreditation.
8. Team and Support Staff
For each department seeking accreditation, the applicant facility employs a program coordinator, nurses and/or physician extenders and a consultative team trained to treat and care for their patients and provides ongoing, regularly scheduled staff education in-services.
9. Patient Education
For each department seeking accreditation, the facility and each co-applicant medical professional must provide their patients with comprehensive patient education and maintain a process for obtaining informed surgical consent and selecting procedures that are most appropriate for each patient’s condition.
10. Continuous Quality Assessment
All applicants must collect prospective outcomes data on each patient they treat.