Established in 2003, SRC is a nonprofit, patient safety organization that develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for medical professionals, surgeons, hospitals and freestanding outpatient facilities throughout the world.
These programs improve the safety and quality of patient care and lower the overall costs associated with successful treatment. Data, provided by program participants, is used to determine which treatments achieve the best outcomes. This information enables clinicians, patients, payors and policymakers to make informed decisions that improve health care delivery.
SRC believes that even the best can improve. Excellence is not simply an achievement – it is a culture that must be sustained. SRC has performed thousands of inspections throughout the world and is in a unique position to provide the experience it has gained to those who wish to improve beyond their accreditation.
Established in 2003, SRC is a nonprofit, patient safety organization that provides best-in-class accreditation programs for medical professionals, surgeons, hospitals and freestanding outpatient facilities throughout the world.
The fundamentals of an SRC accreditation are intrinsic to the delivery of safe and effective patient care. Designees who follow SRC’s proven processes and methodologies have increased their case volumes, improved outcomes and reduced complications – results that make a positive impact on their bottom line.
Yes, SRC accreditations are recognized domestically and internationally. As a patient safety organization, we believe everyone deserves access to quality health care. We currently have SRC-accredited providers in nearly 30 countries.
SRC offers four different accreditations in over 30 specialty programs. Learn which one is right for you below:
Center of Excellence / Surgeon of Excellence: These two accreditations are packaged together. This accreditation is for hospitals and surgical centers with at least one qualifying medical professional from that department.
Master Surgeon: This accreditation is for a surgeon or medical professional who has privileges at multiple hospitals and wants to be able to promote their accreditation at multiple locations.
Care Specialist: This accreditation program is for all members of the allied health team including nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists, psychologists and physical therapists.
Network of Excellence: This accreditation is awarded to multi-hospital systems that have achieved a Center of Excellence accreditation in the same program across a minimum of three participating hospitals.
Each accreditation program has its own set of requirements. You can download requirements for each program on our ‘PROGRAMS, PRICING & REQUIREMENTS’ pages (Facilities, click here and Medical Professionals, click here). You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
To start the application process, complete this short form- https://surgicalreview.wufoo.com/forms/p1f1a0tw0ne3lnm
No annual inspections. We do require a compliance inspection every three years to confirm that you are continuing a culture of excellence.
Surgeon of Excellence accreditation is for those applying with a supporting Center of Excellence facility. Surgeons of Excellence may only carry this title while practicing at their co-applicant Center of Excellence facility. Master Surgeon is an individualized accreditation separate from the hospital that allows the designees to use this title wherever they practice. It is great for surgeons who have privileges at multiple facilities and desire an individual accreditation separate from or in addition to their hospital’s accreditation. Volume requirements for the Master Surgeon accreditation are higher than those for Surgeon of Excellence.
To start the accreditation process, click here…
Inspectors are full-time employees of SRC. They are committed to helping facilities and medical professionals succeed in patient safety. Although rigorous and thorough, each inspection is a meaningful experience.
Once the inspection has been successfully completed, SRC will notify the applicants they have earned accreditation. If a candidate is not approved, they will be given the opportunity to correct any deficiencies and be reconsidered for accreditation.
Accreditation remains in place as long as the medical professional remains in good standing and in verifiable compliance with all current requirements and other program criteria. Although designees are evaluated periodically throughout their accreditation, inspections are performed every three years.