Bellin Hospital Earns Hernia Center of Excellence Accreditation

SRC designation recognizes safe, quality patient care

Bellin Hospital recently achieved accreditation from SRC as a Center of Excellence in Hernia. This accreditation recognizes Bellin’s commitment and high standard of delivery of quality patient care and safety.

Status as an accredited Center of Excellence means Bellin has met nationally and internationally recognized standards. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous inspection process are granted accreditation. 

“Bellin chose to pursue this prestigious accreditation to underscore our commitment to the patients we serve,” said Christi Christopherson, Bellin Health Director of Surgical and Procedural Services. “This designation reflects the efforts of every member of our care team to provide the safest, highest-quality patient care — and the results this tireless pursuit of excellence continues to deliver.”

Healthcare facilities and surgeons seeking an SRC accreditation undergo an extensive assessment and inspection process to ensure the applicant meets SRC’s proven standards and requirements. These requirements include surgical volumes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment. Inspectors educate staff in the accredited departments on best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

“We’re proud to recognize Bellin Hospital for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this facility is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

Bellin’s Surgeons of Excellence in Hernia Surgery are: