National Surgery Quality Improvement ProgramDr. consulting a patient

In 2001, the American College of Surgeons(ACS) launched a pilot program, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to demonstrate that the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) reduced morbidity and mortality in private sector hospitals.

It is for this reason, that we invite you to join the Mercy Foundation in bringing this essential program to Mercy Medical Center as we collaborate to provide affordable, high quality health care to our community.

The acquisition of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program will further Mercy Medical Center’s commitment to high-quality health care by providing our surgeons with essential resources to improve their patient’s surgical outcomes. We hope you’ll join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity to transform lives while building a healthy community for generations to come.

Community Benefits

Small, rural hospitals need to be involved in a national organization that measures quality of surgical care and establishes collaboratives and mechanisms to improve patient care.

Benefits for Surgeons

  • Comprehensive data for more targeted decision-making
  • Controlled by physician peers
  • Robsut reports that provide performance information to guide surgical care
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement for Best Practices tools


Benefits for Patients

  • Fewer surgical complications
  • Improved patient surgical outcomes
  • Shorter hospital stays