Physician ownership of hospitals has a long and distinguished history in the United States. In times past, it was not uncommon for physicians to own and operate the first hospitals in their communities. Some of these hospitals have evolved into today’s most vital medical centers, like the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic etc., continually on the forefront of technology and setting new standards of excellence.
“Very low infection rates are just one example of how surgical specialization can significantly improve the quality of care available for our patients at Edgewood Surgical Hospital.”
–John P. Scullin, M.D.
One of the most important things about physician ownership of hospitals is that it puts control where it belongs - in the hands of the doctors and their patients. When physicians are directly involved in every aspect of the delivery of healthcare, the patient undoubtedly benefits.
Evidence shows that the one-size-fits-all approach of the traditional hospital is frequently not the most patient-friendly way to deliver health services. This is why a group of physicians decided to come together and build Edgewood Surgical Hospital.
Click here to find out how Edgewood Surgical Hospital compares with other hospitals in Pennsylvania and national averages in key areas that directly impact the likelihood of postoperative complications and the overall patient experience.
Our Physicians built Edgewood Surgical Hospital for several reasons:
Physicians, Surgeons and Clinical staff have demonstrated a strong commitment to every patient by consistently having the:
Edgewood Surgical Hospital is committed to providing the highest-quality patient care in Western Pennsylvania. Our patient-centered staff understands that each person who comes through our doors is someone’s father, mother, sister, brother or child. With this in mind, we strive to treat everyone as though they were a member of our own family. Our dedication to quality is award-winning and leads us to pursue innovative programs to maintain our qualitative edge.
Providing quality patient care is at the heart of Edgewood Surgical Hospital’s mission and vision. To us, quality improvement is an ongoing process, one in which we set high standards for ourselves and then continually evaluate our success in achieving these standards. We value transparency, and are committed to sharing our performance record with you in an open and accurate manner.
That is why we have chosen to display our quality results directly from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ web site: Hospital Compare - A quality tool provided by Medicare
Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services.