How Does Hoag Measure Quality?
Hoag measures quality for minimally invasive hysterectomies based on three
standards of excellence: Clinical Quality Excellence, Service Excellence,
and Cost Excellence.
We put patients at the center of everything we do and this is validated
by the quality and performance of our facility and COEMIG surgeons. The
focus of this section is sharing data on the quality of minimally invasive
hysterectomies performed by Hoag’s COEMIG surgeons. The COEMIG designated
surgeons at Hoag whose minimally invasive hysterectomy data was tracked
and reported in this quality data include:
- Lisa Abaid, M.D.
- Allyson Brooks, M.D.
- John V. Brown, M.D.
- Matthew Clark, M.D.
- Albert Mendivil, M.D.
- Charles Moniak, M.D.
Tracking our progress in quality ensures that every woman who comes to
Hoag for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery receives the highest quality
care, safety and satisfaction. Since patients are able to make more informed
decisions about their healthcare when they have access to accurate information,
we are committed to reporting publicly how surgeons in the Center of Excellence
in Minimally Invasive Gynecology perform on our three standards of excellence
in minimally invasive hysterectomies.
Minimally invasive surgery is any procedure that is considered less invasive
than open, or traditional, surgery and usually results in minimal scarring,
less pain and shorter recovery times. In this section we are reporting
the two main types of
minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
: laparoscopic and robotic-assisted.
Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical technique that is performed by a surgeon through small incisions,
using the assistance of a video camera to illuminate the surgical field
within the body.
Robotic-assisted surgery is the most advanced type of minimally invasive surgery. Robotic-assisted
surgery is when a robotic instrument is completely controlled by a skilled
surgeon, who manipulates mechanical arms from a console near the patient's
bed. Hoag has four da Vinci Surgical Systems (two next generation Xi robots
and two Si robots), one of the most of any community hospital in Orange County1 and our COEMIG surgeons are highly proficient in using this robotic technology
and considered leaders in the field.
In the below sections, we provide accurate and current data on our performance
and when possible, comparisons to other regional medical centers. We monitor
this data regularly so we can evaluate and improve the way we deliver
healthcare to the patients we serve. Please click on a measurement option
below for more details regarding our standards of excellence.
1 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. - da Vinici Surgical System