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Butler Memorial Hospital Physicians/Dr. Tony Maalouf, Dr. Martin Lee and Dr. Andrew Szabo Achieve Center of Excellence/Master Surgeon Accreditation

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Butler Memorial Hospital physicians, Dr. Tony Maalouf, Dr. Martin Lee and Dr. Andrew Szabo have achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence/Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery

by Surgical Review Corporation. A Center of Excellence/Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery accreditation distinguishes Butler Memorial Hospital from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Status as an accredited organization means Butler Memorial Hospital physicians, Dr. Tony Maalouf, Dr. Marin Lee and Dr. Andrew Szabo have met nationally recognized standards. Not all healthcare organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site inspection process are granted accreditation.

“Butler Health System has worked diligently toward becoming a Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence,” stated Ken DeFurio, BHS President and CEO, “We are proud of Dr. Maalouf and all of the surgeons in leading our team in achieving this success”.

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.

Butler Health System – Caring Hands. Remarkable Minds

For nearly 120 years, Butler Health System’s flagship, Butler Memorial Hospital has maintained its independence and has continued to grow to meet the needs of a 7-county region. The 296 bed hospital, along with numerous outpatient locations for lab, imaging, cardiology testing, and over 50 primary and specialty physician offices throughout Butler, Armstrong, Clarion, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties comprise Butler Health System.

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