Surgical patient care at Unity Hospital gets accolates

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Unity Hospital as one of 88 out of 592 eligible hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018.

Unity Hospital is the only hospital in the Rochester area to be recognized.

“We are so proud to receive this extraordinary recognition. It reinforces our commitment to always putting patient safety first,” said Doug Stewart, Unity Hospital president.

“Our teams have worked tirelessly to provide the high quality of care patients deserve and expect,” said Unity Hospital Chief Medical Officer Manuel Matos. “We are excited to be recognized for these quality outcomes.”

ACS NSQIP participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an “all cases” category or only “high risk” cases.  ACS determines the composite score through a different weighted formula combining eight outcomes including, 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 and UTI: urinary tract infection

Unity Hospital was recognized in the “all cases” category.

Five hundred and ninety-two of the 722 NSQIP hospitals participating in 2018 met the 3 year criteria to be eligible for meritorious consideration.