Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/GYN, 101 West University Avenue, Champaign, IL 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). Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/GYN is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country and the first in Illinois 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, Christie Clinic has demonstrated excellence in patient safety processes.
Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/GYN is committed to helping improve patient safety. Pursuing and achieving certification through ACOG’s SCOPE program allowed Christie Clinic to better understand their strengths, and enhance its already robust patient safety practices.