National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) names PRHC among 89 hospitals deemed “Meritorious” for surgical quality score

Of more than 600 hospitals participating in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) has once again been recognized among 89 hospitals deemed “Meritorious” for our surgical quality composite score in 2019.

The hospital was previously recognized with this designation in 2017.

The NSQIP is an internationally-recognized and validated quality improvement program overseen by the American College of Surgeons that tracks data from participating hospitals in areas such as mortality, cardiac failure, respiratory, surgical site infections and urinary tract infections related to surgical procedures. The goal of the program is to reduce surgical morbidity and to provide a firm foundation for surgeons to apply what is known as “best scientific evidence” to the practice of surgery.

Of the 89 hospitals recognized with Meritorious standing in 2019, only 12 are located in Canada.

“Achieving Meritorious designation for a second time is an incredibly proud moment for our surgical program, for PRHC, and for our community and region,” said Dr. Lynn Mikula, VP, Chief of Staff, Chief Medical Executive. “I want to thank all of our surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, allied health, support and administrative staff for all the work they do as a team every day to ensure that our patients receive the best and safest possible care. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement.”

About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.


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