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Albany Med Receives National Recognition for Exemplary Outcomes

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Albany Medical Center as one of 28 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care.

The hospital was commended for achieving exemplary outcomes in the general cardiac and general pneumonia categories.

Albany Medical Center is one of only three hospitals in New York State to receive this recognition.

Vincent Verdile, MD, dean of Albany Medical College and executive vice president for health affairs at Albany Medical Center said, “The American College of Surgeons has recognized that the surgical care provided at Albany Medical Center is truly exceptional.”

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

The goal of ACS NSQIP is to reduce surgical morbidity (infection or illness related to a surgical procedure) and surgical mortality (death related to a surgical procedure) and to provide a firm foundation for surgeons to apply what is known as the “best scientific evidence” to the practice of surgery.