Mercer Health has earned the Go Clear Award™. The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to recognize health care facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and health care worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. Mercer Health earned its award by undergoing comprehensive surgical smoke education and testing and for providing the medical devices and resources necessary to evacuate surgical smoke during all smoke-generating procedures.
“Total evacuation needs to become the standard for all procedures that generate surgical smoke,” said Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, CEO/Executive Director of AORN. “With this award, Mercer Health is demonstrating its deep commitment to the health and safety of its staff and community.”
Beth Frilling, Director of Surgical Services at Mercer Health, states, “We take great pride in providing the very best surgical experience for our patients. We have a great team, great surgeons, wonderful operating rooms and top notch equipment to provide the highest quality surgical care around. This latest achievement is a testament to our drive to not only provide gold-standard care and service but to continually improve.”