Adventist Health Simi Valley (Calif.) became the first facility in Ventura County to be designated as a Center of Excellence for robotic surgery.
The hospital is also the 11th in California to earn the accreditation, which features fewer than 96 hospitals in the U.S, according to a July 15 news release. The accreditation was awarded by Surgical Review Corp., a nonprofit patient safety organization founded in 2003.
Adventist Health's program features an ExcelsiusGPS spine robot, a Mako robot for total hip and knee replacements and a da Vinci XI robot designed for a range of specialties such as urology, gynecology and general surgery.
The hospital is also an observation site for the da Vinci robot, meaning surgeons from around the country visit Adventist Health to train with the device.
"The innovation and investment in robotically-assisted surgery doesn't just make us a leader in Ventura County," said Cory Ferrier, a business development executive at the hospital. "It elevates our organization to a true destination facility where patients can be confident they are receiving the highest quality of care delivered by some of the nation's leading experts."