Region’s ONLY Accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery

St. Peter’s Health Partners is pleased to announce that two of its hospitals – St. Peter’s Hospital and Samaritan Hospital – have achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery, from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

Jonah Marshall, M.D.

The hospitals are the first in the region to receive the accreditation.

“We take immense pride in our ability to perform complex procedures through tiny incisions. Our goal is to have dedicated teams to ensure patients recovery quickly and safety,” said Jonah Marshall, M.D., who serves as director of minimally invasive surgery at St. Peter’s Health Partners. “Our commitment to minimally invasive surgery has been ongoing for years, and we are thrilled that our institutions have been recognized for our outcomes.”

Christopher Bloss, M.D,

“We have created a very collaborative environment for clinical staff to share best practices,” said Christopher Bloss, M.D., who serves as associate director of minimally invasive surgery. “Our surgeons, nurses, and clinical staff are dedicated to offering the most advanced treatment options for our patients.”

This accreditation means St. Peter’s and Samaritan hospitals have met nationally recognized standards and are being recognized for providing the highest quality of care by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

The hospitals underwent an extensive assessment including physicians, nurses, and administrators who were actively involved in the accredited program. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation, according to the SRC.

“We’re proud to recognize the team at St. Peter’s Health Partners for their commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

Minimally invasive surgery is a term used for surgical approaches that enable even very complex operations to be performed with the least amount of trauma or damage to the body. Performed through small incisions using tiny, high-resolution cameras and specialized surgical instruments, these approaches offer greater surgical precision and, in turn, great benefits to patients such as less time in the hospital and quicker recovery.

St. Peter’s Health Partners offers patients access to board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons specializing in the most up-to-date surgical techniques. To find a provider or learn more, call 1-877-525-2227 or visit our website at

About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit


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