Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) recently accredited Saint Francis Hospital
along with Dr. Michael Conway as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery—the
first healthcare provider in the state to receive the designation. A Center
of Excellence in Hernia Surgery accreditation distinguishes Saint Francis
from many other hospitals and outpatient facilities by providing the highest
quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external
process of evaluation.
“The SRC evaluator was very impressed with the Saint Francis staff
and facility,” said Dr. Michael Conway, Chairman of the Department
of Surgery at Saint Francis Healthcare, who led the accreditation process.
“Patients in need of hernia repair can rest assured knowing that
they have access to an excellent level of service close to home.”
Healthcare organizations seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive
self-assessment and on-site inspection process, which includes physicians,
nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the accreditation
program. Status as an accredited organization means Saint Francis has
met nationally recognized standards. Not all healthcare organizations
seek accreditation; not all that undergo the process are granted accreditation.
“Saint Francis Healthcare is committed to providing patients with
the utmost safety and quality of care,” said Dan Sinnott, President
and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare. “Achieving the Hernia Center
of Excellence designation is one more way we are fulfilling our Vision to
Become Delaware’s Preferred Healthcare Provider.”
To learn more about Saint Francis Healthcare’s surgical programs,
including the Center of Excellence of Hernia Surgery, visit www.stfrancishealthcare.org/our-services/surgery-services.
For more information, please call Lauren Mancini at 302-454-7901.