Mission Hospital Earns Surgical Patient Care Award

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently recognized by  the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014.

ACS NSQIP has recognized 52 of 517 hospitals participating in the adult program; participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and then analyze their results. Only one other hospital in North Carolina was among the 52. These results will direct patient safety initiatives within the hospital and impact the quality of surgical care.

“Mission Hospital recently enrolled in ACS NSQIP to capitalize on a nationally recognized program that we felt could assist us in measuring and continuously improving the quality of surgical care we provide our patients,” said  Trent Ibbotson, Vice President, Surgical Services, Mission Hospital. “This program affords us the opportunity to learn from our colleagues throughout the country as we aspire to achieve our BIG(GER) Aim:  to get each patient to their desired outcome, without harm, without waste, and with an exceptional patient and family experience.  We are honored to receive the meritorious distinction and congratulate the other 51 institutions on their achievement as well.”

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score.  That composite score was determined through a weighted formula combining eight outcomes. The outcome performances related to patient management were in the following eight clinical areas:

  • Mortality
  • Cardiac: cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction
  • Pneumonia
  • Unplanned Intubation
  • Ventilator > 48 hours
  • Renal Failure
  • SSI: Surgical Site Infection: superfi­cial incisional SSI, deep incisional SSI and organ/space SSI
  • UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

The 52 meritorious hospitals represented approximately 10 percent of the hospitals evaluated in the semiannual report.

ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. 

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is a not-for-profit community hospital that serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center and only children’s hospital. The hospital is licensed for 795 beds and employs more than 6,800 people, including more than 1,800 RNs. Mission Hospital is the flagship hospital of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2015 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only health system in the nation to receive this recognition four years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve Top 15 recognition.

Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 763 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 10,700 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org or @MissionHealthNC.

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