ROPH receives recognition for surgical care

Oak Park, IL (Sept. 23, 2015) -- 

Rush Oak Park Hospital has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

As a participant in the ACS NSQIP, Rush Oak Park Hospital 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 ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving meritorious outcome performances related to patient management in eight clinical areas:

  • Mortality
  • Cardiac: cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction
  • Pneumonia
  • Unplanned intubation
  • Ventilator > 48 hours
  • Renal Failure
  • SSI: superficial incisional SSI, deep incisional SSI, and organ/space SSI
  • UTI: urinary tract infection

“I'm very proud that Rush Oak Park Hospital has been recognized for our outstanding surgical outcomes,” said Keith Monson, MD, who leads and oversees the program implementation and quality initiatives at Rush Oak Park Hospital. “It shows great commitment from everyone involved, from the administration, to the physicians, nursing and ancillary staff. We're serious about being a top surgical hospital and we won't be resting on our laurels. We'll be continuing to look for new ways in which we can improve.”

Risk-adjusted data from the July 2015 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2014 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes. 

The ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. It’s currently used in more than 650 adult and pediatric hospitals. Rush Oak Park Hospital was one of 52 participating hospitals that have received meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

“This recognition demonstrates how surgeons and their teams here work diligently throughout the surgical process, from pre-op through recovery, to ensure patients receive the best possible care,” said Bruce Elegant, president and CEO of Rush Oak Park Hospital. “There is an unyielding commitment to ensuring patients in our hospital receive the best quality care they deserve. We’re proud to be among the best hospitals for surgery in the country.”