The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Christiana Care Health System as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care.
As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Christiana Care 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.
Christiana Care is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley to receive this recognition.
"This study suggests that Christiana Care is one of the national leaders in high quality surgical outcomes," says Michael Rhodes, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery at Christiana Care.
According to the American Hospital Association, Christiana Care ranks among the top 20 hospitals in the nation in the number of surgical procedures, performing more than 40,000 surgeries each year. These range from common to highly complex, minimally invasive and robotic procedures.