National Association for Continence and Surgical Review Corporation Join Forces to Recognize Centers of Excellence in Continence Care for Women
Charleston, SC (July 1, 2020) – The National Association for Continence (NAFC), the nation’s leading advocate for individuals with bladder and bowel conditions, and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized quality improvement and accreditation organization for healthcare providers, announced today that they have aligned to administer a set of standards and a certification process to recognize Centers of Excellence in continence care for women.
This partnership builds on the NAFC’s existing Centers of Excellence program, which identifies facilities that meet rigorous benchmarks for training, clinical experience, resources and patient satisfaction. The goal is to help those dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence issues find experts that have been thoroughly and independently vetted for their quality of care.
To date, only 15 centers nationwide have earned the designation, testifying to their status as preeminent providers in the field. Moving forward, the program will be administered and coordinated by SRC with support from NAFC.
SRC is uniquely qualified to serve in this role, with substantial expertise in the evaluation of medical facilities. The organization has previously developed standards for 25 areas of specialization, including bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology and more.
“There’s nobody better at reviewing onsite processes and procedures than SRC, which makes them the ideal partner for the Centers of Excellence program” said Steve Gregg, executive director for the NAFC. “This new relationship is going to make a real difference when it comes to helping patients find facilities that provide the highest level of care.”
“The need for industry-wide, recognized standards in incontinence care has never been greater,” said Gary Pratt, chief executive officer for SRC. “More than 25 million Americans live with incontinence every day, making it even more commonplace than diabetes. Together with the NAFC, we’re establishing a framework that can literally change the lives of millions of people for the better.”
ABOUT SURGICAL REVIEW CORPORATION
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation is an internationally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. To learn more, visit www.surgicalreview.org
National Association for Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC’s purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and management alternatives for incontinence. More information is available online at www.nafc2dev.wpengine.com.