FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center has been recognized for achieving exemplary surgical safety outcomes by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP).

The distinction places the medical treatment facility in the top half of one percent of US hospitals participating in ACS NSQIP, as well as a number one ranking among Military Health System hospital participants.

ACS NSQIP helps surgery departments collect and analyze risk-adjusted surgical outcomes data to develop performance improvement initiatives. CRDAMC has been a participant in the program since 2012. Hospitals participating in NSQIP demonstrate improved surgical outcomes, shorter postoperative stays and increased patient satisfaction.

“We’re operating in a very elite status,” Maj. Mark Anderson, chief of the department of surgery said. This designation means patients having surgery at CRDAMC are twice as safe as the average US hospital based on investigation of more than 939 surgical safety measures.”

CRDAMC’s surgical services team looks forward to maintaining this status as a sign to beneficiaries and the entire Fort Hood community that Army Medicine’s best of the best is right here at the great place.

“This requires continuous quality improvement initiatives that allow us to study our processes to make improvements,” Anderson said. We want patients to know that their safety is our priority every day.”

For more information please contact CRDAMC Public Affairs Office at (254) 338-6087 or email: