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Center of Excellence in Continence Care for Women

Becoming the first hospital on the West Coast to earn dual accreditation as a Center for Excellence in Continence Care for Women, Hoag was recognized by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and National Association for Continence (NAFC) for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety.

“Hoag is among the best nationally and is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, world-class care to women with urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic organ prolapse,” said Leah Nakamura, M.D., physician advisor, Hoag Pelvic Health Program.

Health care facilities and surgeons seeking an SRC accreditation undergo an extensive assessment and inspection process to ensure the applicant meets SRC’s proven standards and requirements. These requirements include surgical volumes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment.

Hoag’s multidisciplinary team of pelvic health experts work together to provide a coordinated approach in the treatment of continence conditions, including the latest progressive treatment options personalized to meet the unique individual need of every patient.

Surgeons of Excellence in Continence Care for Women at Hoag include Dr. Nakamura; Jill Gerpach Byers, M.D.; Lance Betson, D.O.Matthew Clark, M.D. and Marc L. Winter, M.D. In addition to the national accreditation, SRC and NAFC nominated Stephany Seldura, RN, as a Continence Care Specialist for providing outstanding care to Hoag patients.

For more information, call Hoag’s Pelvic Health Program at 949-764-7277.