In fall 2023, the American College of Surgeons awarded one of its highest designations to Hurley Medical Center as a Surgical Quality Partner in recognition of its safety and most effective surgical care.
Per the ACS, Surgical Quality hospitals experience fewer complications, have lower cost of care, and produce better outcomes. They demonstrate improved quality of care in trauma, cancer, breast disease, bariatrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and overall surgical care. That is true at Hurley, which serves patients in Mid-Michigan, the Thumb, and Northern Michigan.
Dr Gul Sachwani, chief of trauma and acute care surgery and director of Hurley's trauma fellowship programs, said the designation is an honor.
"It speaks to our drive to coninuously improve the care of our surgical patients," he said, noting that it's a testament to the team's dedication, compassion, and clinical excellence.