The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Mohawk Valley Health System affiliate Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) as one of 44 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, FSLH 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 recognition program measures outcomes related to patient management in eight clinical areas: mortality; unplanned intubation; ventilator use greater than 48 hours; renal failure; cardiac incidents, such as cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction; respiratory incidents, such as pneumonia; surgical site infections; and urinary tract infections. FSLH earned this recognition based on their outstanding composite quality score in the eight areas listed above.
“This recognition from the American College of Surgeons is a testament to our team and the high quality care we provide for our patients,” said Michael F. Trevisani, MD, MBA, CPE, FASCRS, FACHE, vice president/chief medical officer for FSLH and physician groups. “Our surgeons and surgical teams work diligently throughout the surgical process, from pre-op through recovery, to ensure patients receive the best care possible.”
ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. ACS NSQIP is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in over 550 hospitals.