Dr. Steven Ruby, Chairman and Director, Department of Surgery
“Saint Francis uses a disciplined team approach to improve surgical services and overall performance. The team meets once a month to report on core measures and quality improvement initiatives. This multi-faceted team approach has enabled us to make dramatic improvements in core measures for surgery.”
View our Quality Report Card from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The core measures for the Surgical Care Improvement Program (SCIP) focus on things that hospitals can do to prevent infections and heart complications.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has voluntarily participated in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) since 2007. Considered the “Gold Standard” by the Joint Commission for outcomes measurement and reporting, our surgery department has used this evidenced-based program to provide excellent quality surgical care. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is one of only 6 hospitals in Connecticut utilizing this exclusive reporting program for continuous quality improvement. Since starting the ACS NSQIP we have significantly reduced the risk of developing post-operative, hospital-acquired complications to our surgical patients.