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Beebe Healthcare receives national recognition from the American College of Surgeons

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LEWES – The American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Beebe Healthcare as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019.

As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Beebe Healthcare 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.

“At Beebe Healthcare, we always strive to provide exemplary care before, during, and after surgery,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare in a statement. “We are honored to be recognized for the surgical outcomes that we work so hard to provide to our patients every day.”

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 2020 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2019 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes. Beebe Healthcare 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. The outcome performances related to patient management were in the following eight clinical areas: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator > 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.

The 89 commended hospitals achieved the distinction based on their outstanding composite quality score across the eight areas listed above.

ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. This program measures the actual surgical results 30 days postoperatively as well as risk adjusts patient characteristics to compensate for differences among patient populations and acuity levels.

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