ACS recognition underscores the organization’s dedication to the highest standards of care

Earning national recognition for patient care is one of the most meaningful rewards for Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital, and its newest designation as a participant of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®) underscores a long-standing commitment to the highest standards of surgical care.

The ACS is a scientific and educational organization founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. ACS NSQIP is the first nationally validated, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Participating hospitals collect data that provides in-depth analysis, helping surgical teams better understand and tailor care to patient needs. Hospitals participating in this program can reduce preventable surgical problems to achieve higher quality. As a participant in ACS NSQIP®, Markham Stouffville Hospital also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner.

“We are honoured and extremely pleased to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons for receiving the designation of a Surgical Quality Partner by participating in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program,” says Erin Landry, director, surgical services, Oak Valley Health. “This designation acknowledges the dedication of our team to continuously reviewing surgical data to improve the structure and outcomes necessary to provide high and safe quality care to surgical patients. Patients can trust that the care they are receiving at Markham Stouffville Hospital adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.”

“ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Markham Stouffville Hospital has shown a commitment to providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement,” said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

We also received national recognition for meritorious outcomes from the American College of Surgeons.