North Florida Women’s Care Receives Safety Certification
North Florida Women’s Care has been awarded Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). North Florida Women’s Care is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified.
SCOPE is a comprehensive patient safety review program available to medical practices in which obstetrics and/or gynecology services are provided. SCOPE assesses the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques in the office setting. Participation in the SCOPE program is voluntarily and certification is provided based on a set SCOPE criteria. Patient safety is essential to providing optimal health care for women, and implementation of patient safety measures can reduce medical errors and risk, and lead to positive patient outcomes. By achieving SCOPE certification, North Florida Women’s Care has demonstrated excellence in patient safety processes.
North Florida Women’s Care is committed to helping improve patient safety. Pursuing and achieving certification through ACOG’s SCOPE program allowed North Florida Women’s Care to better understand their strengths, and enhance its already robust patient safety practices.
The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the professional membership organization for ob-gyn physicians. Based in Washington, DC, ACOG has more than 51,000 members and is the leading group of physicians in the US providing health care for women. For additional information on ACOG and the SCOPE program, visit www.acog.org or www.scopeforwomenshealth.org.