Jacobi earns surgical quality designation from American College of Surgeons

From left, Karen Dorio, RN; Dr. John McNelis; CEO Christopher Mastromano and Dr. Judy Siegel.
Photo courtesy John Doyle
 NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mastromano announced on Dec. 23, that the facility had been named a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation means that Jacobi has met the highest standards of surgical care by minimizing complications, improving outcomes and saving lives.
“Jacobi is widely known in the Bronx as the Level 1 Trauma Center for our region,” said Mastromano. “What this ACS designation means is that Jacobi is providing the highest possible level of surgical care.”
Mastromano congratulated the Jacobi Surgical Department, led by Dr. John McNelis, for their hard work in achieving this distinction.
“This is a huge honor for Jacobi,” said McNelis. “This certification identifies Jacobi as one of 25 hospitals internationally and one of only three in New York State that can meet these requirements.”
ACS measures facilities in how they credential and train their medical staff, measure quality improvements and collect data. Jacobi received special commendations for their Surgical and OB-GYN departments.
For more than 100 years, ACS quality programs have enhanced the care of surgical patients. Participation in these programs shows that a hospital is committed to surgical quality and has met rigorous external standards confirmed by an outside verification process.
“ACS Quality programs are grounded in a century of experience and are an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has shown a commitment to three things. We provide the best possible patient care, rigorously evaluating that care, and dedicating themselves to continual self-improvement,” said ACS Executive Director and CEO Dr. Patricia L. Turner.
“Being an ACS Surgical Quality Partner means a hospital is truly dedicated to continuous improvement by using data and ACS standards and resources to deliver the best possible care,” said Dr. Clifford Y. Ko, director of ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.

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