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NSQIP - National Recognition for Surgical Care


In October 2017, Hill Country Memorial was recognized as one of 66 hospitals in the US that have achieved “meritorious outcomes” for surgical patient care by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP).

Hill Country Memorial has participated in the program since 2013, and as such, the hospital is required to track and report the results of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.

For the hospital, ACS NSQIP provides reliable data on the outcomes of HCM’s surgical procedures compared to other participating hospitals. That data allows HCM to specifically identify areas for improvement and make meaningful improvements in patient care. This represents an overall commitment by the hospital to ensure safety and high quality care.

Of the 680 hospitals nationwide that participate in NSQIP, HCM performed better than 90 percent.

Many of the participating hospitals are top tier teaching and research hospitals in large urban areas. To be counted as a top performer among this group reinforces that patients can expect superior outcomes from surgical procedures performed at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

The NSQIP recognition program recognizes those hospitals in the top 10 percent for achieving a composite meritorious outcome in several areas including the incidence of pneumonia, surgical site infection, urinary tract infection, and other complications.

Risk-adjusted data from the 2016 calendar year were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes.

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