The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP(r)) recognized St. Charles Surgical Hospital as one of 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. The St. Charles Surgical Hospital has received this recognition for two consecutive award years. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, St. Charles Surgical Hospital requires tracking the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the American College of Surgeons,” states Dr. Frank DellaCroce, SCSH Co-Founder. “It is a testament to the dedication and tireless commitment that our surgical team delivers to each patient,” continues Co-Founder, Dr. Scott Sullivan. The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving meritorious outcome performances related to patient management in eight clinical areas: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator > 48 hours, renal failure, DVT (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism); cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs); and urinary tract infection. St. Charles Surgical Hospital achieved the distinction based on its outstanding composite quality score in the nine areas listed above. Risk-adjusted data from the July 2016 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2015 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes.