The ACS designation comes through a new system known as the Children's Surgery Verification (CSV) Quality Improvement Program. This program aims to improve the quality of children's surgical care and define the resources necessary to achieve the best patient outcomes.
The CSV certification encompasses the more than 23,000 surgeries performed at the hospital every year.
"We knew the bar was set high for this process, but we wanted pediatric hospitals to look at every aspect of their surgery process," said
The new requirements ensure hospitals have the resources to match the needs of children throughout the surgery process. Those requirements include:
- Having two or more board-certified pediatric surgeons and board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists on the medical staff
- Collecting and analyzing surgical outcome data and contributing data to the ACS National Quality Improvement Program
- Having a Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) component that supplements hospital quality-improvement activities and includes both peer and multidisciplinary review of cases.
To become certified, Primary Children's also had to meet specific criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure, and protocols of care.
"While it may have been a long process, it forced everyone to take a hard look at every aspect of our surgery process," said Eyre. "It makes people refocus on the little things that can make all the difference in a surgery outcome."
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