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St. Michael’s honoured for outstanding surgical outcomes

Toronto, November 15, 2017

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The program tracks and risk-adjusts patients’ outcomes 30 days after surgery. St. Michael’s is one of 66 hospitals across North America with outstanding scores related to:

  • Mortality
  • Unplanned intubation
  • Ventilator > 48 hours
  • Renal failure
  • Cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction)
  • Respiratory (pneumonia)
  • Surgical site infection
  • Urinary tract infection

ACS NSQIP is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in nearly 800 adult and pediatric hospitals.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 29 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.