Rapides Regional Medical Center has received American College of Surgeons Surgical Quality Partner distinction in Cancer Surgery and Trauma Quality Improvement.

Quality has been the cornerstone of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) since its founding 110 years ago. Through the Power of Quality Campaign, the ACS is on a mission to improve surgical quality and patient care across the country.

“ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Rapides Regional Medical Center has shown a commitment providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement,” said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

As an accredited institution, Rapides Regional Medical Center becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies an institution’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know Rapides Regional is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

Rapides Regional Medical Center earned recognition for its cancer program and trauma program. Rapides Cancer Center has been accredited by the ACS’ Commission on Cancer since 1972, and Rapides Trauma Center has been verified by the ACS since 2012 as the first Level II trauma center in Louisiana.