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Congratulating Columbia Memorial Hospital upon the occasion of receiving a National Center of Excellence Accreditation

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Columbia Memorial Hospital upon
the occasion of receiving a National Center of Excellence Accreditation
in minimally invasive gynecological surgery

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievement of those individuals and organizations which substantially
contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of the Empire
State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
those hospitals within the State of New York which provide outstanding
medical care and vital services to meet the healthcare needs of their
patients; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Columbia Memorial Hospital upon the occasion of receiving a
National Center of Excellence Accreditation in minimally invasive gyne-
cological surgery; and
WHEREAS, Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, New York, has served
the region since 1893; it is one of the newest, most innovative and
technically advanced facilities in the Hudson Valley; its mission is to
provide its communities with safe, high quality, comprehensive health
care services in a dignified and compassionate environment; and
WHEREAS, Serving more than 100,000 residents in Columbia, Greene and
Dutchess counties, Columbia Memorial Hospital focuses on advanced
surgery, primary care and health education; it is a 192-bed acute care
hospital and also operates a 120-bed long-term care site, as well as 26
outlying primary and specialty care centers; and
WHEREAS, The Women's Health Center at Columbia Memorial Hospital
became the first hospital in New York State to receive National Center
of Excellence Accreditation in minimally invasive gynecological surgery
(laparoscopy) from the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery
(AIMIS); and
WHEREAS, AIMIS awards the Center of Excellence designation to organ-
izations that meet national standards for minimally invasive procedures;
and
WHEREAS, According to AIMIS, the Columbia Memorial Hospital Women's
Health Center will have national and international recognition for the
priority the hospital places on minimally invasive surgery which helps
minimize recovery times and provides better patient outcomes; and
WHEREAS, The surgeons from Columbia Memorial Hospital Women's Health
Center cited as winning GYN surgeons were: Dr. Edward Marici, Dr.
Lawrence Perl, Dr. Tanya Mays-Jeune, Dr. Suzanne Mesidor and Dr. Marcel
Hinds; and
WHEREAS, The surgeons from Columbia Memorial Hospital Women's Health
Center began their quest for national accreditation three years ago;
together they have performed some 350 minimally invasive hysterectomies;
since 2008 they have doubled the number of laparoscopic procedures; and
WHEREAS, The Women's Health Center had to meet a national standard of
performing hysterectomies where no less than 80 per cent of all surgery
was done laparoscopically; Columbia Memorial Hospital does 97 per cent
of their hysterectomies laparoscopically, and while the national average
for complication is one per cent, Columbia Memorial Hospital's surgeons
had zero complications; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions and individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought
to our attention, they should be recognized by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Columbia Memorial Hospital upon the occasion of receiving a
National Center of Excellence Accreditation in minimally invasive gyne-
cological surgery; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

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  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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