Memorial Hermann Southeast Nationally Recognized for Surgical Care
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.
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
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
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.