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NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Earns Prestigious Surgical Quality Designation from the American College of Surgeons

ACS Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adhere to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality

Dec 23, 2022

Bronx, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mastromano announced today that the facility had been named a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation means that Jacobi has met the highest standards of surgical care by minimizing complications, improving outcomes, and saving lives.

“Jacobi is widely known in the Bronx as the Level 1 Trauma Center for our region,” said Mr. Mastromano, “What this ACS designation means is that Jacobi is providing the highest possible level of surgical care.”

Mr. Mastromano congratulated the Jacobi Surgical Department, led by Dr. John McNelis, for their hard work in achieving this distinction.

“This is a huge honor for Jacobi,” said Dr. McNelis. “This certification identifies Jacobi as one of 25 hospitals internationally and one of only three in New York State that can meet these requirements.”

ACS measures facilities in how they credential and train their medical staff, measure quality improvements and collect data. Jacobi received special commendations for their Surgical and OB-GYN departments.

For more than 100 years, ACS Quality programs have enhanced the care of surgical patients. Participation in these programs shows that a hospital is committed to surgical quality and has met rigorous external standards confirmed by an outside verification process.

“ACS Quality programs are grounded in a century of experience and are an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has shown a commitment to three things. We provide the best possible patient care, rigorously evaluating that care, and dedicating themselves to continual self-improvement,” said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

“Being an ACS Surgical Quality Partner means a hospital is truly dedicated to continuous improvement by using data and ACS standards and resources to deliver the best possible care,” said Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS, Director, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care.

Contact: John Doyle, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, 718-918-4055, 917-553-4642

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About NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is a 457-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The facility has earned numerous Center of Excellence designations, accreditation, and recognition for its renowned Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, regional Stroke Center, Snakebite Treatment Center, Breast Health Center, Bariatric Surgery Center, and Cancer Service. The facility also offers the region’s only multi-person hyperbaric chamber, allowing up to nine patients to dive together at one time. Jacobi’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion is a stunning complement to its inpatient acute care, allowing staff to provide patients with high-quality service in a modern, state-of-the-art environment. For more information visit http://www.nyc.gov/hhc/jacobi/.

About NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx (NCB) is a member facility of the New York City Health + Hospitals system, one of eleven acute care facilities within the City of New York. A 215-bed community hospital, NCBH specializes in women’s and children’s services. It also provides Behavioral Health acute and ambulatory care. Its busy outpatient department has led the way in community-based care delivered in a compassionate and culturally-appropriate manner. Its Labor and Delivery service safely brings more than 1,000 babies into the world each year. NCBH is committed to providing safe, high-quality medical care for any and all in need. For more information visit http://www.nyc.gov/hhc/ncbh/

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthandHospitals or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.