Henry Ford Hospital Achieves National Distinction for Surgical Quality Performance

December 10, 2020

DETROIT (December 10, 2020) – Henry Ford Hospital is the only hospital in Michigan to be nationally recognized for its surgical quality outcomes by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Henry Ford is one of 89 U.S. hospitals to achieve “meritorious” quality performance for all surgical cases and high-risk surgical cases performed in 2019 in eight clinical areas. These include mortality and combined morbidity in cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction, pneumonia, unplanned intubation, mechanical ventilation rate for more than 48 hours, renal failure, surgical site infections and urinary tract infections.

More than 600 U.S. hospitals were evaluated for their surgical quality performance by the ACS’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). The meritorious recognition is the only quality measure given out by ACS NSQIP. Hospitals that participate in the ACS NSQIP are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and quality improvement in surgical care. The results, which were determined through a weighted formula of the eight clinical areas combined, provide an important measuring stick for hospitals for their patient safety initiatives and the overall quality of surgical care.

“This national recognition is reflective of the outstanding work of our inpatient and ambulatory surgery teams and the teams that support surgical services,” says J.H. “Pat” Patton, M.D., medical director of Surgical Services for Henry Ford Health System. “The health and safety of our patients is our most important priority and these quality outcomes demonstrate that commitment.”

Part of the Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Hospital is an 877-bed quaternary care hospital, education and research complex in Detroit’s Midtown. It’s recognized for clinical excellence and innovation in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and organ transplantation.

The ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. It measures the actual surgical results 30 days postoperatively and risk adjusts patient characteristics to compensate for differences among patient populations and acuity levels.

About Henry Ford Health System
Founded in 1915 by Henry Ford himself, Henry Ford Health System is a non-profit, integrated health system committed to improving people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of healthcare and healing. Henry Ford Health System includes six hospitals including Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals; Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital; Henry Ford Allegiance in Jackson, MI; and Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital – an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Henry Ford Health System also includes Henry Ford Medical Group: Henry Ford Physician Network; more than 250 outpatient facilities; Henry Ford Pharmacy; Henry Ford OptimEyes; and other healthcare services. Our not-for-profit health plan, Health Alliance Plan – HAP – provides health coverage for more than 540,000 people.

As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Henry Ford Health System trains more than 3,000 medical students, residents, and fellows annually in more than 50 accredited programs, and has trained nearly 40% of the state’s physicians. Our dedication to education and research is supported by nearly $100 million in annual grants from the National Institutes of Health and other public and private foundations.

Henry Ford Health System employs more than 33,000 people, including more than 1,600 physicians, more than 6,600 nurses and 5,000 allied health professionals. For more information, go to henryford.com.

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