Mon Health Medical Center receives Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

MORGANTOWN — Mon Health Medical Center has been named a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG). The COEMIG accreditation is awarded to surgeons by the Surgical Review Corporation, an internationally recognized patient safety organization.

As well as the accreditation for Mon Health Medical Center, several physicians were named as Surgeons of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, including Christine Brodisch Wilson, MD, FACOG, Susan Capelle, MD, FACOG, Craig Herring, MD, FACOG, William McBee, MD, FACOG, and John Sunyecz, MD, FACOG.

“The COEMIG designation recognizes surgeons and medical facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to deliver the safest and highest quality minimally invasive gynecologic medical care,” said Dr. Sunyecz. “In earning this designation, these surgeons join a safety and quality improvement program that identifies best medical practices, enhances systems, protocols and processes, and promotes education for medical staff.

For women, the benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery are crucial and include reduced trauma, shorter operating time, faster healing time, minimal scarring, and reduced risk of infection. Patients receive better outcomes with decreased complications and morbidity. This distinction also enables patients to identify centers such as Mon Health Medical Center as an organization with a higher standard of gynecological care. Within the facility, the designation ensures that staff understand the benefits of minimally invasive gynecology as opposed to other open surgical methods.

“The purpose of the COEMIG accreditation is to serve women by advancing the safest and more efficacious diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that afford less invasive treatments,” Dr. McBee said. “This designation recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate a commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care.”

The designation was created with the goals of increasing safety and efficiency, cutting costs, and increasing patient awareness and access to minimally invasive surgical options for women.

“This accreditation shows that the efforts and resources of both our surgeons and our hospital are what provide lasting health benefits for patients,” said Mark Gilliam, CAO of Mon Health Medical Center and Senior Vice President of Mon Health System. “Participation in COEMIG has further focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines to enhance the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time.”

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