St. E’s attains orthopedic surgery accreditation

The St. Elizabeth campus of Mohawk Valley Health System has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation.

A Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery accreditation distinguishes the St. Elizabeth campus from many other hospitals by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery means that the St. Elizabeth campus, along with orthopedic surgeon John P. Sullivan, and Andrew B. Wickline, orthopedic surgeon and total joint medical director at the St. Elizabeth campus, have met nationally recognized standards.

“The program was identified as having zero deficiencies and was noted to be a top performing program nationally,” said Darlene Stromstad, president-CEO of MVHS.

Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program.