A Center of Excellence(COE) is a unique organizational concept focused on research, advancement, quality and safe care, and patient-centered service. In health care, a Center of Excellence generally refers to a team, including an integrated facility of surgeons, support medical personnel and administrators, that provide patient-centered leadership, quality, safety, best practices, research, support and training for a specified area in health care and medical science. The basic concept behind Health Care Centers of Excellence is that the physician / surgeon who focuses and specializes in one particular, defined health delivery area will, together with their dedicated support team, more uniformly provide higher quality and safer care, and achieve superior treatment outcomes (results) for their patients. A Center of Excellence may also be aimed at revitalizing stalled initiatives to improve the quality and value of patient-centered care in a particular area. This concept form the vision for the North Penn Hernia Institute since its founding., and is our guiding mission.
For the North Penn Hernia Institute, as one of the nation's first recognized Hernia Centers, we continually strive for excellence in many focused areas including a broad range of research and ongoing training and study in the diverse causes, diagnosis and management (e.g., surgical repair) of all hernias of the abdominal wall.
At the North Penn Hernia Institute, we not only collect data on patient outcomes, but review that data in depth, compare our methods with varied other national hernia outcomes data and hernia repair methods (and products) in a committed effort to always provide the best quality and safest care in the field of Hernias of the Abdominal Wall.