Report finds zero SSIs for 2 procedures at Virginia surgery center


A report from the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network found zero instances of surgical site infections at MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond, Va., for two of the procedures its surgeons perform. This is the fourth consecutive year the ASC has received a report showing zero SSIs.

DICON, which performs data analyses on infection control and prevention programs, studied breast and abdominal hysterectomy surgeries at SPSC, and found no instances of SSIs for either procedure. The peer mean SSI rate for breast surgeries was 0.65 percent, while the rate for hysterectomies was 2.05 percent.

"In the day and age of consumer-driven healthcare, patients consider many factors other than cost, and safety and infection rates rank high in their decision on where to have a procedure done," said Bruce P. Kupper, president and CEO of MEDARVA Healthcare. “With so many reports of infections around the country, it's important for patients to research and ask questions about the facilities they are utilizing. This report provides valuable information for those patients – and surgeons – searching for the right location for their outpatient surgery."

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