COERS accreditation distinguishes a hospital and doctor as providing the highest quality of care to their patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

SNVMC achieves Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, along with Dr. Steven Nakao, have achieved robotic surgery accreditation by Surgical Review Corporation. A Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditation distinguishes this hospital from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization and surgeon means Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and Dr. Nakao have met nationally recognized standards. Not all healthcare organizations and providers seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

“I was skeptical at first as to how robotics would benefit my patients.  However, after watching other surgeons nationally and seeing the benefits discussed at national meetings, I am now a believer in the benefits of robotic assisted surgery for my patients.  I have seen my patients have less pain, easier recoveries and great outcomes using the robotic surgery platform.  This is such a great addition to our surgical services at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center,” explains Sentara Surgery Specialist, Dr. Steven Nakao, Director of Robotic Surgery at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, who was recently recognized. 

Healthcare organizations and doctors seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

About SRC - Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. SRC’s proven methodology, known as the “Cycle of Excellence”, results in quantifiable and unparalleled improvement in outcomes, patient safety and costs across surgical specialties.