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Sibley Memorial Hospital One of 83 Recognized by the ACS NSQIP for Achieving Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Patient Care - 11/07/2018

Sibley Memorial Hospital One of 83 Recognized by the ACS NSQIP for Achieving Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Patient Care

Release Date: November 7, 2018

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized 83 of an eligible 568 hospitals participating in its adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017. ACS NSQIP-participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and then analyze their results.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score in either an "All Cases" category or a category which includes only "High Risk" cases. Sibley Memorial Hospital was one of only 58 hospitals nationwide to be designated as a meritorious hospital for both categories: All Cases; and High Risk cases. This places them in the top 10 percent of all NSQIP enrolled hospitals.

“Hospitals that participate in NSQIP are committed to continuously monitoring and improving surgical outcomes,” said Martin Paul, M.D., director of NSQIP at Sibley and Johns Hopkins Regional Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. To be recognized as a high performing hospital within that system is an exceptional honor.”

Each composite score was determined through a different weighted formula combining eight outcomes. The outcome performances related to patient management were in the following eight clinical areas:

  • Mortality
  • Cardiac: cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction
  • Pneumonia
  • Unplanned intubation
  • Ventilator care exceeding 48 hours
  • Kidney failure
  • Surgical site infection (SSI): superficial incisional SSI, deep incisional SSI, and organ/space SSI
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Sibley was the only hospital in the Washington, D.C. to receive this distinction. A listing of the recognized hospitals is available online.

About Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic and skilled nursing inpatient services and a state-of-the-art 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus, with its new Patient Tower, is also home to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. For more information, visit

About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit

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