INDIO — JFK Memorial Hospital on March 8 announced it has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), according to Todd Burke, director of Communications in California for Tenet Healthcare.

Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology distinguishes JFK Memorial Hospital from many other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology means JFK Memorial Hospital has met nationally recognized standards. Not all surgeons and hospitals seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

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Gary Honts

Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital

“I’m very proud to announce that JFK Memorial Hospital is now nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology,” Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital, said in a prepared statement. “We are proud of the culture of excellence we have developed at JFK, and this accreditation underscores our commitment to quality improvement and patient safety.”

Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. SRC’s proven methodology, known as the “Cycle of Excellence”, results in quantifiable and unparalleled improvement in outcomes, patient safety and costs across surgical specialties. For more information, click here.

Desert Care Network is an integrated healthcare system consisting of three acute care hospitals and 30 affiliated entities, including ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, clinics and ancillary services, across the desert. The hospitals are Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, and Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree.

Desert Care Network serves many diverse communities throughout the desert, enabling the more than 125,000 patients it treats every year to access quality, coordinated care and advanced specialty services at convenient locations close to where people live, work and play.

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