Nuvance Health hospitals earn Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditation

Nuvance Health hospitals earn Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditation


Accreditation distinguishes Nuvance Health hospitals from other facilities by providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external evaluation.

Four Nuvance Health hospitals have earned accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

Danbury Hospital in Connecticut and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York received the designation by SRC, a leading independent, external evaluator of programs and services for surgeons and hospitals, which looks at quality of care provided and overall patient safety.


The evaluation is conducted every three years and the hospitals' accreditations are through 2025.

"Robotic surgery has reinvented how we perform and deliver a positive patient experience for surgical procedures of various specialties, including gynecologic care, weight loss, thoracic, gastrointestinal, colorectal and general surgery," said Dr. Christopher Lehrach, Chief Physician Executive for Nuvance Health. Our multidisciplinary teams continue to elevate their expertise, collaboration and innovative approach to surgery to help patients return to their daily activities and enjoy life again."


This designation signifies Nuvance Health hospital robotic surgery services meet national and internationally recognized standards for quality of care following a series of inspections and extensive review of surgical volumes, equipment, standardized operating procedures and patient education. This is in partnership with physicians, nurses, administrators and others involved in the comprehensive programs offered.

Inspectors also educate staff on best practices to help organizations enhance care and services offered.

Learn more about surgical services at Nuvance Health. For more information on SRC, visit