Maury Regional Medical Center recognized for surgical outcomes


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has achieved recognition as one of only 89 hospitals nationwide to be recognized for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

As a participant in ACS NSQIP, MRMC is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. These outcomes are then analyzed by ACS and reported back to participating hospitals with results intended to help direct patient safety initiatives within the hospital and impact the quality of surgical care.

“The multidisciplinary team of surgeons and staff at Maury Regional Medical Center work diligently each day to help patients achieve the best possible surgical outcomes,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Alan Watson, FACHE. “I am extremely proud of this team for their commitment to evidence-based care that made this recognition possible.”

ACS NSQIP is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in nearly 850 adult and pediatric hospitals in the U.S. It is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. The goal of ACS NSQIP is to reduce infections and deaths related to surgical procedures by providing a firm foundation for surgeons to apply what is known as the “best scientific evidence” to the practice of surgery.

“The surgery team at Maury Regional Medical Center is constantly measuring and evaluating our clinical processes to ensure we are meeting or surpassing national guidelines like those outlined in the ACS NSQIP,” said Chad M. Moss, M.D., FACS, a board-certified surgeon on the MRMC medical staff who served as the medical director for this initiative. “This is a critical endeavor that allows us to provide the best possible care for our patients.”

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an “All Cases” category or a category that includes only “High Risk” cases. While 89 ACS NSQIP-participating hospitals across the country earned recognition for achieving a meritorious score, MRMC is one of only 50 of those hospitals to be recognized on both lists.

Each composite score was determined through a different weighted formula combining outcomes in the following eight clinical areas: mortality, cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction), pneumonia, unplanned intubation, ventilator use for more than 48 hours per patient, renal failure, surgical site infections and urinary tract infections.

“Surgery patients at Maury Regional Medical Center can rest assured that our care team is committed to prioritizing their safety as we strive to deliver them the best possible outcomes guided by these evidence-based recommendations from the American College of Surgeons,” added MRMC Administrative Director of Surgical Services Scott Hayes, BSN, RN, CNOR.

More than 50 physicians on the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center perform surgical procedures in the areas of breast; cosmetic and reconstructive; ear, nose and throat (ENT); gastroenterology; general; gynecology; neurosurgery; ophthalmology; oral; orthopedics; podiatry; thoracic; urology; and vascular. Learn more at

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