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Mills-Peninsula Honored for Quality Surgical Care

Mills Peninsula Medical Center on March 25, 2011 in Burlingame, Calif.For the second consecutive year, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Mills-Peninsula Health Services for achieving high-quality surgical care. Mills-Peninsula was one of 37 hospitals in the country commended for achieving “meritorious outcome performances” in surgery cases from Jan. 1 -Dec. 31, 2012. Sutter Health affiliates California Pacific Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were also recognized.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for surgical outcomes,” says Bob Merwin, CEO. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our entire team, with special thanks to the outstanding leadership of surgeon Bruce Allen, M.D., and Pat Yadao, surgical nurse reviewer in the Quality Management Department.”

As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Mills-Peninsula is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data to improve patient safety and the quality of surgical care.

Mills-Peninsula achieved the distinction based on its outstanding composite quality score for patient management in nine clinical areas: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator more than 48 hours, renal failure, DVT (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism), cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction), respiratory (pneumonia), surgical site infections or urinary tract infection.

Mills-Peninsula will receive an official recognition at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress to be held Oct. 6-10, 2013, in Washington D.C.