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Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Achieves Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Centerhas recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation. This accreditation distinguishes Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Centerfrom many other surgical facilities by providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited Center of Excellence means that Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center along with Dr. David Montgomery and Dr. George Munday have met nationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

“This recognition further acknowledges our commitment to providing the highest level of health care to our patients,” said Dan McKay, President and CEO, Ephraim McDowell Health.

Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve its care and services.

About SRC – Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. SRC’s proven methodology, known as the “Cycle of Excellence,” results in quantifiable and unparalleled improvement in outcomes, patient safety and costs across surgical specialties. For more information, visit www.surgicalreview.org.

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