A new report from investigators at Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, the New England Research Institutes and Massachusetts General Hospital describes international clinical trial.
The Fireman Vascular Center is committed to delivering the highest quality vascular care to our patients.
Since its founding, the Fireman Vascular Center has maintained a steadfast commitment to delivering the highest quality vascular care. We developed a robust quality and safety program that is designed to ensure we are delivering the best vascular care to every patient.
The program is centered on several key initiatives, and we are continually expanding our efforts in partnership with the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety. Selected initiatives include:
- Developing a privileging and credentialing process to ensure that each patient sees the vascular specialist who is best suited to their individual needs
- Building a data registry to track quality metrics for all carotid revascularization procedures performed at Mass General
- Building an online tool to enable a multidisciplinary panel of physicians to review the full episode of care for peripheral artery disease patients
- Assessing surgical/procedural appropriateness using the Procedure Order Entry (PrOE) tool developed at Mass General
- Creating a tracking program to ensure that inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are appropriately retrieved in a timely fashion when indicated
- Developing a personalized report card that provides patients the status of their individual risk factors while providing education on how to lower their risk for vascular disease
- Running several multidisciplinary meetings to review and discuss complex cases
- Developing reports to track key quality measures for each Integrated Care Program within the Fireman Vascular Center
These initiatives and others all form the foundation for us to fulfill our commitment to providing the top quality vascular care in the nation. The patients we serve inspire us to continually improve and expand our quality program.
- Staff Story
- Jan | 10 | 2019
The Mass General Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery recognizes Peggy Leary, who ensures clinics run efficiently and that patients receive compassionate, high-quality care.
- Press Release
- Dec | 4 | 2017
Study Finds More Than 1 in 6 Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease Who Undergo Revascularization Readmitted Within 30 Days
A study of nearly 62,000 hospitalizations nationwide has found that more than one in six patients with peripheral arterial disease who undergo revascularization procedures to restore blood flow to blocked leg arteries and other arteries outside of the heart are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days
- Staff Story
- Oct | 18 | 2017
The Mass General Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery showcases three medical assistants who ensure clinics run efficiently and patients receive compassionate, high-quality care.
- Aug | 23 | 2017
The Joint Commission recently certified Mass General as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, recognizing the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke cases.
- Jul | 4 | 2017
Sherry Scovell, MD, vascular surgeon at Mass General explains why it is important to start wearing compression socks when you are young.