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Memorial Hermann Southeast Nationally Recognized for Surgical Care

HOUSTON (February13, 2020)

HOUSTON — The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, as one of 88 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes forsurgical patient care in 2018.

Memorial Hermann Southeast is one of 56 hospitals in the country to earn ACS NSQIP recognition on the “All Cases” and “High Risk” lists, which represents less than 8 percent of the 722 hospitals considered for recognition.

“This is a tremendous honor and we are incredibly proud to receive this recognition because ensuring patient safety, providing quality care that delivers the best possible outcome for patients is exactly what our nurses, staff and affiliated physicians are dedicated to,” said Kyle Price, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital.

As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Memorial Hermann Southeast is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an “All Cases” category or a category which includes only “High Risk” cases. Risk-adjusted data from the July 2019 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2018 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes. Memorial Hermann Southeast has been recognized on both the “All Cases” and “High Risk” Meritorious lists.

Each composite score was determined through a different weighted formula combining eight outcomes related to patient management in the following clinical areas: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator for longer than 48 hours, renal failure, cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs); or urinary tract infection. 

 ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients and is currently used in nearly 850 adult and pediatric hospitals.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient.  The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.  The College has more than 82,000 members and it is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.