Memorial Health System Recognized as Surgical Quality Partner by American College of Surgeons

Thursday, October 5th, 2023


Media Contact:
Jennifer Offenberger, Associate Vice President, Service Excellence:
Phone: (740) 374-1797

Memorial Health System (MHS) is proud to announce recent recognition by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Surgical Quality Partner

Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies Memorial Health System’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, all while maintaining a critical eye on the process at every step. It demonstrates that MHS has improved the quality of care, prevented complications, reduced costs, and saved lives.

A Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know that Memorial Health System is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and that they have been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals, such as Memorial Health System, adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality, and that the providers and support staff within the system are committed to maintaining, evaluating, and improving surgical care.

“ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Memorial Health System has shown a commitment to providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement,” says ACS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.

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Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit regional health system led by a volunteer board of community members. We are committed to providing healthcare services that meet the needs of our region with expertise, compassion, and convenient access. We offer a network of locations and specialties provided by over 3,000 valued team members, including three hospitals, outpatient service sites, provider clinics, and a virtual urgent care app—MemorialCareNow. With us, you can expect more when it comes to quality care and service with a focus on medical education and community service while being fully invested in the most advanced technologies and treatments. You can learn more by visiting