For the seventh consecutive year, the George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) has been named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized patient safety organization. GW Hospital is one of only 65 hospitals (1 percent) in the U.S. to hold this designation.
“As an academic medical center, GW Hospital remains committed to continually exceeding and elevating comprehensive standards of care to achieve the best outcomes. This recent re-certification reflects our ongoing investment in clinical programs that advance care to the highest quality,” says Kimberly Russo, CEO of GW Hospital. “We commend our skilled surgeons and entire care team for the cutting-edge, compassionate care they provide with minimally invasive, robotic surgery to women of all ages.”
GW Hospital has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology every year since 2013. Status as an accredited Center of Excellence means that GW Hospital has met and sustained nationally recognized standards. Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and site inspection. This process 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.
In addition, SRC has recognized several GW Hospital surgeons for their outstanding dedication to patients.
“We know that by making these options available, our multidisciplinary team is able to provide more precise and higher quality care to our patients so that they can return home and back to the activities they enjoy more quickly,” says Nancy D. Gaba, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at GW Hospital. “We are so proud of our team of caregivers who continue to provide state-of-the-art and evidenced-based minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.”