Surgery Center of Pinehurst Recognized for Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction

Surgery Center of Pinehurst (SCoP) has been recognized with a 2015/2016 National APEX Quality Award from SPH Analytics, a national provider of population health management services.

Seventy-eight organizations from across the country received the award, which recognizes outstanding health care organizations and care teams that demonstrated the highest level of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall excellence during a 12-month evaluation period. Winners included ambulatory surgery centers, catheterization laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers, endoscopy centers, orthopaedic centers, pain management centers, physician practices, therapy and rehabilitation centers, and urgent care centers.

Established in 2006 by a group of area physicians in joint venture with FirstHealth of the Carolinas, SCoP is the only surgery center of its kind in Pinehurst. Accredited by Medicare and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, SCoP has six fully equipped operating rooms and two pain procedure rooms that accommodate outpatient procedures in the specialties of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pain management, pediatric ophthalmology, plastic surgery, podiatry, total joints and spine, and urology.

With a strong track record of quality care and positive outcomes, SCoP was named to Today's Surgicenter Magazine's Who's Who in the Ambulatory Surgery Industry in 2006.

Carl BerkSCoP board member Carl Berk, M.D., an ENT specialist with Pinehurst Surgical, attributes the program's success and the national APEX recognition to its staff and their commitment to quality care.

"This award honors their efforts and hard work," he says. "They work as a team to provide high-quality health care in an efficient, streamlined fashion with constant emphasis on placing the patient's needs as the priority."

Marisol Rivera, comptroller of SPH Analytics, calls the award "an exceptional team accomplishment" and says winners are determined solely on the basis of patient feedback and evidence-based success.

"This award represents superiority in the services you provide, quality in the care you deliver and distinction in the satisfaction of your patients," she says. "Over the past 12 months, your center has excelled in all of these areas."

The 28,000-square-foot Surgery Center of Pinehurst (SCoP) is located at 10 FirstVillage Drive on the campus of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

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