Sacramento, Calif. (June 7, 2021) – Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has recently achieved accreditation as a ‘Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery,’ recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). SRC is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. Status as an accredited facility means that Mercy General Hospital has met nationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.
Alongside Mercy General Hospital’s recognition, Dr. Zeenat Hasan, a surgeon with Mercy Medical Group, was awarded SRC’s ‘Surgeon of Excellence.’ Dr. Hasan is part of a team at Mercy General of specially trained robotic surgeons that offer patients a full range of minimally invasive surgery options. Through the use of innovative techniques and a dedication to providing compassionate care, Mercy General Hospital seeks to improve patients’ experiences while meeting the growing demand for robotic surgery within the community.
“Robot-assisted surgery allows our surgeons to perform complex procedures with more flexibility, precision and control than is typically possible with traditional surgical techniques,” said Edmundo Castañeda, Mercy General Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital President. “I am extremely proud of our Mercy General team for their commitment in continuing to innovate and learn in this space as it has a direct impact in the care we provide. Many robotic assisted surgery patients experience shorter hospital stays, reduced pain and discomfort and fewer complications among many other benefits.”
Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and inspection process. This includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve its care and services.
“We’re proud to recognize Mercy General Hospital for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”
To learn more about SRC and the accreditation process, visit surgicalreview.org.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at https://dignity-health.cshcontentstage.org/.
About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit www.surgicalreview.org.
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