Hoag Named a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

Top Quote "Earning the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery designation signifies our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to robotic surgery patients," said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and chief executive officer. End Quote
  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2016 - Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian recently received a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation.

    When it comes to robotic-assisted surgery, Hoag was the first in Southern California to employ the technology and has become one of the national leaders in the field. The surgeons at Hoag perform the fifth highest volume of both gynecologic procedures and total robotic cases annually in the country. Hoag's program has two da Vinci® Xi robots and two da Vinci ® Si robots on the Newport Beach campus with another Xi robot on the Irvine campus.

    "The COERS program fosters quality improvement in robotic surgery, and participation has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, our commitment to excellence improves the health and well-being of our patients." said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and chief executive officer.

    The designation recognizes hospitals and surgeons who demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. The program is structured to help robotic surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety. 

    The surgeons at Hoag who are part of the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery include Lisa Abaid, M.D., gynecology and gynecologic oncology; John (Jeb) Brown, M.D., gynecology and gynecologic oncology; Matthew Clark, M.D., gynecology and urogynecology; Colin Joyo, M.D., thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery; Moses Kim, M.D., urology; Alberto A. Mendivil, M.D., gynecology and gynecologic oncology; Charles Moniak, M.D., gynecology; Peter Wang, M.D., general surgery; and Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D., Benjamin & Carmela Du Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology.

    Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 25,000 inpatients and 369,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals - Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 - in addition to six health centers and nine urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women's health, and orthopedics through Hoag's affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition, and Becker's Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2015 "100 Great Hospitals in America" - a designation Hoag has received three times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County's most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 20 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county's best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.

    Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an independent, nonprofit organization governed by industry stakeholders and dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Initially focused on bariatric and metabolic surgery, SRC has emerged as a leading administrator of Center of Excellence and Surgeon of Excellence programs for surgical specialties. The organization manages programs on behalf of top medical societies around the world, setting a global standard for excellence. To support program compliance and quality improvement in patient care, SRC developed BOLD, a longitudinal outcomes database. BOLD is the world's largest repository of clinical patient data for the bariatric surgery specialty. For more information, visit www.surgicalreview.org.

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