ACS grants Children's Minnesota surgery center certification — 3 insights

The American College of Surgeons verified Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota as a level 1 children's surgery center.

What you should know:

1. ACS verified Children's through its Children's Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program.

2. Children's is the only hospital system in Minnesota to earn level 1 verification. Only 13 systems in the nation have such a verification.

3. Children's CEO and President Marc Gorelick said, "This is the highest level of distinction for health systems that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens. Achieving this verification means we've met national quality and safety standards for surgery and 30-days of post surgery care."

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