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Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals Receive National Recognition for Quality Surgical Care

November 21, 2017

MIAMI, FL – November 21, 2017 – South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, are among 66 hospitals nationwide to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

The American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. Under the voluntary program, hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs improvements in patient safety and surgical care.

“The commitment to excellence from our highly talented teams of surgeons, nurses and surgical staff is the driver that allows us to continuously provide the best care for patients entrusted to us. The recognition from this outstanding program validates their dedication to delivering high quality care at Baptist Health South Florida hospitals,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO.

The 66 hospitals commended achieved the distinction based on their composite quality score related to patient management in eight clinical areas in 2016.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and it is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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