SpecialtyCare recently announced that Mon General has received their
2010 Outstanding Quality Award for Perfusion and Autotransfusion
services. SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of perfusion services,
supporting one out of every ten open-heart surgery cases performed in
Ranked by SpecialtyCare as one of the Top 10% Best
Performing, Mon General achieved this award based on the results of
perfusion quality indicators when compared to over 160 open-heart
surgery programs nationwide.
Mon General’s operating room staff
and cardiac surgeons work closely with the SpecialtyCare perfusionists
to monitor and provide quality services to the cardiac surgery patient.
SpecialtyCare Perfusionists at Mon General provide Perfusion, ECMO,
Anticoagulation Monitoring, Intraoperative Blood Gas Monitoring, and
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump services.
"We are thrilled that
SpecialtyCare, as our clinical partner in the delivery of perfusion
services, has recognized our commitment and dedication to safety and
quality services for our patients,” said Linda Ollis, COO, Mon General.
Mon General’s open-heart surgery volume continues to grow, in the last
twelve months they have performed more than 325 open-heart procedures.
a recent statement, Chris Wells, Chief Medical Officer and head of the
Clinical Quality Improvement program for SpecialtyCare said, “Quality
improvement is the way that value is demonstrated in healthcare today.
It is exciting to work with a program that has taken this message to
heart. Achieving the Top 10% at SpecialtyCare demonstrates that Mon
General has improved processes and procedures that are measured during
surgery. These process improvements enhance and improve patient
outcomes. The Mon General Hospital team is to be congratulated for their
SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of outsourced
clinical services in the nation and is dedicated to assisting hospitals
in their efforts to improve operational efficiencies, improve outcomes,
and decrease blood utilization. SpecialtyCare provides highly
specialized clinical services to the operating room and related areas of
the hospital. Services include cardiovascular perfusion,
autotransfusion, surgical assist, minimally invasive surgical support,
sterile processing department management, intraoperative neurological
monitoring, and anesthesia support. SpecialtyCare provides services to
more than 575 hospitals in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, and Germany. SpecialtyCare’s website is available at