RMHC Earns Level One Children's Surgery Center Designation
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children earned the nation's top rating for pediatric surgery.
Surgery on infants and small children requires the type of specialized expertise found at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s (P/SL) Medical Center. In August, the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV) recognized this expertise by designating RMHC as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center.
“This highest possible designation reflects our surgical teams’ expertise in managing and treating some of the state’s most complex pediatric conditions,” says Steven Rothenberg, MD, chief of pediatric surgery at RMHC. “With this recognition, families can have confidence knowing that we meet the highest quality and safety standards for pediatric surgery of any children’s hospital in the country.”
RMHC joins a select group of fewer than 50 children’s hospitals nationwide to receive this designation. It’s the first children’s hospital in the global HCA Healthcare organization to achieve this status.
The ACS CSV program ensures that pediatric surgical patients receive care from a multidisciplinary program that has quality improvement and safety processes, data collection and appropriate resources in place. These components help to improve surgical quality, prevent complications, reduce costs and save lives.
To achieve verification as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, RMHC met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and care protocols. The hospital also participates in a national data registry designed to identify opportunities for continuous quality improvement.
Learn more about the pediatric surgery program at RMHC.