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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - Broward Health Coral Springs Earns Top Marks in Treating Colorectal Patients

Hospital receives Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Program certification from The Joint Commission

 

Coral Springs, Fla. – Broward Health Coral Springs’ (BHCS) Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Program is the first program of its kind in Florida to officially earn certification by The Joint Commission.

The announcement comes after months of data gathering, process planning and an extensive review by The Joint Commission, the nationally-recognized healthcare accreditation and certification organization.

“The colorectal team at Broward Health Coral Springs exemplifies expertise in their field combined with unmatched caring and commitment to our patients,” said Drew Grossman, CEO of BHCS. “This recognition from The Joint Commission is a stamp of excellence and shows that the hospital is committed to offering our patients the highest quality care. It took a great collaborative effort to accomplish this accreditation and I congratulate everyone involved.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities. To learn more about this certification, visit JointCommission.org.

BHCS was noted for excellence in electronically-based physician order entry and in nurse competencies. The hospital will be listed as a best contact site for other medical centers that seek to create a similar program.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health International, Broward Health Urgent Care and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

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