Mount Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized this week for its outstanding work in patient surgery recovery by the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP).

ACS NSQIP helps track surgical recovery using qualitative data from patient charts for 30 days post procedure, providing a deeper understanding of outcomes. From 706 hospitals registered in the program, 90 were selected for the distinction in either the High Risk Cases category, All Cases category or both. Mount Saint Joseph Hospital was selected for the All Cases category for its outstanding composite quality score.

Winners of the Meritorious Award are calculated based on performance against eight outcomes including:

• mortality
• unplanned intubation
• ventilator > 48 hours
• renal failure
• cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction)
• respiratory (pneumonia)
• SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs)
• urinary tract infection

Barb Langlois, Program Director, Surgery had this to say about the award: “This is very deserving of the Mount Saint Joseph Hospital surgical team. They are passionate and very committed to the patients and community they serve. Congratulations.”

To read the full press release from the American College of Surgeons, click here.

To learn more about the ACS NSQIP program and its work to improve post-operative patient outcomes, click here.