From left to right: Nicole Houle, RNFA, FNP, CNOR, CSSM, MSN Director of Perioperative Services; Marife Rosacena, RNFA, Robotics 1st Assistant; Melinda Clausing, RN, CNOR, Robotics Coordinator
Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital recently achieved accreditation from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. This accreditation recognizes Rancho Springs' commitment and high standard of delivery of quality patient care and safety. The hospital is also celebrating its 10th anniversary of being the first hospital in the region to offer robotic surgical procedures to the surrounding communities.
Status as an accredited Center of Excellence means that Rancho Springs Hospital has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation, and not all that undergo the rigorous inspection process are granted accreditation. “The entire surgical team is to be commended for this outstanding achievement. With over 3,000 procedures performed since its inception, the commitment to quality has been second to none,” stated Jared Giles, CEO of Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital and Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital.
Robotic techniques are used at Rancho Springs Hospital in general, gynecologic and urologic surgery, for procedures such as hysterectomies, nephrectomies (removal of part of one or both kidneys), prostatectomies (removal of the prostate gland) and removal of the gallbladder. The major advantages of using robotic technology are in most cases shorter hospital stays, significantly less pain post-operatively, quicker recovery times, fewer complications, less risk of infection and less scarring.*
Healthcare facilities and surgeons seeking an SRC accreditation undergo an extensive assessment and inspection process to ensure the applicant meets SRC’s proven standards and requirements. These requirements include surgical volumes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment. Inspectors educate staff in the accredited departments on best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“We’re proud to recognize Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this facility is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.
About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit www.surgicalreview.org.
*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.