CSSMCW Recognized as Surgical Quality Partner by American College of Surgeons

Windber Care

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud to announce their recent recognition by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Surgical Quality Partner. This acknowledgment follows the hospital’s recent reaccreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Being a Surgical Quality Partner underscores a hospital’s commitment to the continuous enhancement of surgical procedures and approaches, while maintaining a vigilant focus on the process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know that CSSMCW is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals, like CSSMCW, adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

“ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber has shown a commitment to providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement,” says ACS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

Director of Surgery Taesun Moon, DO, FACOS, FASMBS stated, “We are proud to be recognized as an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. It highlights our dedication to maintaining and improving quality of care, preventing complications, and saving lives. Patients can have confidence that the surgical care our hospital provides aligns with the highest standards of quality.”

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About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit

About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 88,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. “FACS” designates that a surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.