Glendale Memorial Hospital Earns Two SRC Center of Excellence Designations in Robotic Surgery and Colorectal Surgery

Pictured are Dr. William Wang (chief medical officer), Kora Guoyavatin (chief financial officer), Juan Garcia (robotic coordinator), Jill Welton (hospital president and CEO), Dr. Petar Vukasin (medical director of colorectal surgery), Lori Harlan (senior director of Periop Services), Laura Reyes-Everett (vice president, Strategy and Business Development) and Brad Grote (chief operating officer).

Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center (GMHHC) was recognized as an accredited Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Colorectal Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). These achievements recognize Glendale Memorial Hospital’s commitment to deliver the highest quality of care to patients.         

“We are the first and only hospital in LA County to receive a Center of Excellence designation in colorectal surgery and the first hospital in Glendale to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery,” said Jill Welton, president and CEO of Glendale Memorial Hospital. “This is an honor and a testament to the dedication for excellence by our surgical robotic teams and validates our commitment to high quality, minimally invasive surgery.”

Health care facilities and surgeons seeking an SRC accreditation undergo an extensive assessment and inspection process to ensure the applicant meets SRC’s proven standards and requirements. These requirements include surgical volume and outcomes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment.

“We’re proud to recognize Glendale Memorial Hospital for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that Glendale Memorial is among the best in these specialties and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

The Robotic Surgery Program at Glendale Memorial is the area’s leader in providing some of the most advanced surgical treatments for colorectal, urology, gynecology, bariatrics and orthopedics.