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  • Consumer Reports magazine gives Beebe Med the best surgery safety rating

  • According to Consumer Reports magazine, Beebe Medical is the safest hospital in Delaware to have a surgery.
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    According to Consumer Reports magazine, Beebe Medical is the safest hospital in Delaware to have a surgery.
     
    Consumer Reports gave five ratings signified by a range of clear and colored circles: the highest; above average; average; below average and the worst. Beebe Medical Center received the only above-average rating in Delaware.
    "We are extremely pleased to learn of this patient safety rating," says Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, president and CEO of this hospital. "Consumer Reports did not alert us that it was reviewing Medicare data, nor were we sent copies of the findings. This report reflects an unbridled commitment of Beebe Medical Center's employees, physicians, leadership and board members to bringing the highest quality of care to our patients. It also reflects the many grass-root efforts by our clinical staff to research and implement the latest in evidence-based medical practices that lead to the continual improvement of patient care."
     
    In 2008, Beebe Medical Center enrolled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Beebe Medical then used findings from the project to identify opportunities for improvement. Beebe Medical also initiated and continues to participate in the Surgical Care Improvements Project (SCIP), a national quality improvement program aimed at significantly reducing surgical complications.
     
    For more information: beebemed.org.

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