About our Surgical Services
We offer several types of Surgical Services at both of our main campuses, St. Luke's and Faxton. Please check your paperwork or call your physician's office for more information about your surgery and location.
Our general surgery program provides treatment for patients who have conditions ranging from hernias and appendicitis to life-threatening diseases of the liver, stomach and intestines.
Inpatient surgery is performed at the St. Luke’s Campus of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.
Outpatient surgery is performed at both the St. Luke's and Faxton Campuses. Many procedures can be safely performed on an outpatient basis which allows you to return home the same day after your recovery period.
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) as one of 44 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, FSLH is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements.
The recognition program measures outcomes related to patient management in eight clinical areas: mortality; unplanned intubation; ventilator use greater than 48 hours; renal failure; cardiac incidents, such as cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction; respiratory incidents, such as pneumonia; surgical site infections; and urinary tract infections. FSLH earned this recognition based on their outstanding composite quality score in the eight areas listed above.
“This recognition from the American College of Surgeons is a testament to our team and the high quality care we provide for our patients,” said Michael F. Trevisani, MD, MBA, CPE, FASCRS, FACHE, vice president/chief medical officer for FSLH and physician groups. “Our surgeons and surgical teams work diligently throughout the surgical process, from pre-op through recovery, to ensure patients receive the best care possible.”
ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. ACS NSQIP is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in over 550 hospitals.
Perioperative Leader of the Year
In December 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) received the Perioperative Leader of the Year award from Surgical Information Systems (SIS). The award was given as part of the annual SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards. Demonstrating outstanding leadership in meeting clinical, financial and operational goals with support from the SIS perioperative solution, hospital awards were presented in four categories. SIS recognized hospital systems that exemplify the innovative use of healthcare information technology to advance perioperative operations.
“SIS clients are making great strides in adapting to today’s healthcare demands and this year’s winners are leaders in the perioperative industry,” said SIS Executive Vice President of Client Operations, Douglas Rempfer. “We are honored to recognize them for their advancements and accomplishments.”
FSLH received the Perioperative Leader of the Year award for work done to validate the latest release of the SIS Solution (v5.1) with FSLH’s Allscripts Health Information System. FSLH and the anesthesia team worked closely with SIS to bring new capabilities including updated preop anesthesia documentation that includes a new Problem List and Evaluations to market.
“I want to congratulate the Perioperative Services team for receiving this award and thank SIS for the recognition,” said Chuck Williams, BSHA, director of Operations for Perioperative Services, Mohawk Valley Health System. “I appreciate the continual working relationship between the Perioperative team and SIS so that we may provide the best care possible to our patients.”
SIS provides software solutions that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, all SIS solutions — including anesthesia — are architected on a single database and integrate easily with other hospital systems. SIS offers the only perioperative analytics tools that have been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). SIS is also the first AIMS provider to be designated as an AQI Preferred Vendor by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). For more information, view SISFIRST.com.