For Immediate Release

Menorah Medical Center Lina O’Brien, MD and Ben Mizrahi, MD Achieve Center of Excellence and Master Surgeon of Colorectal Surgery and Robotic Surgery Accreditation

Overland Park, KS – July 16, 2018 – Menorah Medical Center announced today that it achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery and Robotic Surgery as determined by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) while Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi and Dr. Lina O’Brien have both achieved Master Surgeon status in Colorectal Surgery by SRC.

A Center of Excellence in both Colorectal and Robotic Surgery accreditation and having Master Surgeons in Colorectal Surgery distinguishes Menorah from many other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Menorah is the first in the Kansas City region to receive this accreditation while Dr. O’Brien and Dr. Mizrahi are the first in the United States to achieve Master Surgeon status in Colorectal Surgery.

Status as an accredited organization means Menorah Medical Center and these surgeons have met nationally recognized standards. Not all healthcare organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

“Drs. O’Brien and Mizrahi have been at the forefront of colorectal and robotic surgery not just in this region but nationally and internationally. Through the state-of-art technology we have at Menorah, Dr. Mizrahi and Dr. O’Brien have lead video conferences and taught fellow surgeons around the world on how to best use robotics for colorectal surgeries. We are very fortunate to have these two world-class surgeons at our hospital to serve the region and give the best in care to the community.” stated Charles Laird, CEO of Menorah Medical Center.

Healthcare organizations seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

About Menorah Medical Center (MMC) — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — is a full-service, acute-care hospital located on the corner of 119th and Nall in Overland Park and Leawood. The hospital serves the community’s healthcare needs by providing compassionate care and some of the most advanced treatment options available in the Kansas City area, including the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center. Menorah has a medical staff with more than 600 physicians covering the spectrum of specialties and offers exceptional experiences and extraordinary medicine for adults, newborns, children and teens. The Menorah culture of excellence fuels a commitment to meet and exceed the highest medical standards and to continually search for new and better ways to care for patients. Menorah Medical Center was the first hospital in Johnson County to be dual certified as an accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and certified stroke care center by The Joint Commission. Menorah Medical Center’s Neuroscience Program is comprised of the best physicians in the region who also have access and relationships with seven hospitals and hundreds of specialists in the HCA Midwest Health system.  Menorah’s Bariatric Program is a leader in the region and is recognized as a Center of Excellence through The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The program is also recognized by Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) for consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for weight loss surgery. The Commission on Cancer accredits Menorah Medical Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The Breast Center at Menorah is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Menorah Medical Center is home to the da Vinci® for colorectal, ear, nose and throat, head and neck, gynecology, urology and general surgeries. In addition, Menorah was the first in the region with the da Vinci® Xi Surgical Robot, used for colorectal, gynecology and urology procedures. Menorah also features the area’s only CyberKnife, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The Women’s Center at Menorah includes perinatology, obstetrics, neonatology, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urology and surgery in a boutique setting that gives our patients top quality personal care. Finally, the orthopedic program at Menorah features many of the area’s premier surgeons who perform complex bone and joint replacement and sports medicine procedures. For more information about Menorah Medical Center, visit menorahmedicalcenter.com.

About SRC – Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC is the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide. SRC’s proven methodology, known as the “Cycle of Excellence”, results in quantifiable and unparalleled improvement in outcomes, patient safety and costs across surgical specialties. For more information, visit surgicalreview.org.