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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Carroll Hospital Center Named a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121
SLindsay@CarrollHospitalCenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westminster, Md. – (September 25, 2013) — Carroll Hospital Center was recently designated as a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). The designation demonstrates Carroll Hospital Center’s commitment to providing the highest level of care using advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques. The hospital is one of only two in Maryland and one of 40 in the nation to receive this AIMIS certification.

Steven McCarus, M.D., AIMIS chief medical officer, presented the Center of Excellence certificate to OB/GYN Michael Vietz, M.D., Carroll Hospital Center’s director of minimally invasive robotic and gynecologic surgery, Leslie Simmons, R.N., FACHE, Carroll Hospital Center president, and Paul Vietz, M.D., gynecology.

The hospital earned the honor after a rigorous accreditation process that included an analysis of key data such as complication rates and readmission rates, as well as an in-depth clinical review and on-site evaluation of the hospital’s minimally invasive surgical procedures. The AIMIS evaluated all the hospital’s minimally invasive surgeries including those performed to treat women’s health issues (such as hysterectomies) as well other patient conditions.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Center of Excellence,” said Dr. Michael Vietz. “Our surgeons and entire operating room staff have always worked very hard to ensure the highest quality of patient care, so it feels good that our hard work and efforts have now been nationally recognized,” he added.

Carroll Hospital Center has a long history of offering laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques to patients. In 1991, Dr. Paul Vietz, GYN, performed the nation’s first Semm laparoscopic hysterectomy at the hospital and went on to teach this revolutionary approach, at the time, to other physicians in the region. One of these physicians included Dr. McCarus, who received much of his early basic training in laparoscopic surgery from Dr. Paul Vietz at Carroll Hospital Center.

Today, Carroll Hospital Center continues to offer a variety of minimally invasive surgery options to treat a broad range of conditions such as kidney stones, peripheral artery disease, repairing aneurysms, hernias and more. The hospital’s board certified physicians represent nearly every surgical specialty and are committed to providing the highest standard of care. 

For more information on Carroll Hospital Center’s minimally invasive surgery options, please click here.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: From left to right are, Michael Vietz, M.D., OB/GYN, Carroll Hospital Center’s director of minimally invasive robotic and gynecologic surgery; Steven McCarus, M.D., AIMIS chief medical officer; Leslie Simmons, R.N., FACHE, Carroll Hospital Center president; and Paul Vietz, M.D., gynecology.

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