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NSMC named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (COEMIG).

This highly selective designation was awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation and AAGL, and is given to those hospitals and surgeons that meet rigorous quality and practice criteria. The program is designed to continuously improve care quality and patient safety in the field of gynecology.

Four NSMC surgeons are included in the NSMC Center of Excellence designation and perform the full range of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) procedures available at NSMC: Christopher Coffey, M.D., John R. Gelinas, M.D., Luisa Kontoules, M.D., and Nancy R. Peterson, M.D.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious designation as it showcases the high level of care we provide to patients,” says Dr. Coffey, Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at NSMC.

The COEMIG program is focused on ensuring the safest, highest quality of care delivered to minimally invasive gynecologic patients. The COEMIG program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective and evidence based care.

The Surgical Review Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. SRC has emerged as a leading administrator of center of excellence programs for surgical specialties.

NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass General for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  #northshoremed