Sacred Heart Honored for Surgical Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend was recognized for surgical patient care in 2012.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart was one of 37 hospitals to achieve the recognition. It ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals that participated in the respected American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

“I am very proud of this award,” said David Dehaas, MD, Medical Director for Surgery at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. “The NSQIP program has become a very respected database for quality improvement within the field of surgery.”

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart surgeons performed 15,272 procedures during 2012. The hospital tracked the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collected data to identify opportunities for improvement in pre-admission activities, surgery and discharge.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart says the goal is to decrease length of stay, reduce complications and reduce costs for surgical patients so they can return to work and normal life activities sooner.

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