03 Jan Excellence in Robotic Surgery
Georgetown Community Hospital Earns Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic surgery from SRC
Georgetown, KY – (December 29, 2021) – Georgetown Community Hospital recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Status as an accredited facility means that Georgetown Community Hospital has met nationally recognized standards. Not all surgeons seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.
Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery: Eric Smith, DO
Robotic Care Specialists: David Hoffman and Brad McClave, BSN, RN
“We are so proud of our team here at Georgetown Community Hospital. Our accreditation from SRC confirms what many of our robotic surgery patients already know – our quality of care Is on par with hospitals across the nation,” say Dr. Eric Smith. “And our staff truly sets us apart with the personal care and attention they provide to our patients.”
Health care 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. The inspection involves all staff working with the surgeon in the accredited program. Inspectors educate staff on best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.
“We’re proud to recognize Georgetown Community 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 Georgetown Community Hospital
Georgetown Community Hospital, part of LifePoint Health®, provides high-quality healthcare services in Central Kentucky and is dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. A 75-bed, acute care facility, Georgetown Community Hospital offers a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, general/robotic surgery, oncology/hematology, orthopedics, radiology, bariatrics, rehabilitation services, women’s services and women’s imaging (including 3D mammography). The hospital has been recognized for its commitment to quality care and patient safety by national organizations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American College of Cardiology (Chest Pain Center accreditation), American College of Radiology, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Blue Distinction Status from Blue Cross Blue Shield (Bariatrics), Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Georgetown Community Hospital has earned designation as a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader for its ongoing efforts to transform its culture of safety and achieve high standards of quality care, performance improvement and patient engagement. For more information about Georgetown Community Hospital, please call 502-868-1100 or visit GeorgetownCommunityHospital.com.
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