Dr. Corvo’s selection as this year’s HLI Award recipient reflects his outstanding leadership and commitment to surgical quality initiatives. Of note, he is the president and co-founder of the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative, which is the largest and most diverse collaborative of its type in the country. Representatives from all 28 acute care hospitals in Connecticut meet regularly to share quality outcomes, including successes and best practices, for the benefit of all patients in the state. These collaboratives work with the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement initiatives to compare their surgical outcomes in a positive learning environment. The Connecticut Collaborative has also been very active in developing and promoting the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Program. ERAS is defined as a multimodal peri-operative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.
“This is a very prestigious award that belongs to my whole perioperative team at Saint Mary’s, especially Kim O’Meara, Logan Brady and Karen Curley. Together, we are developing protocols that enable us to send our patients home sooner, with less narcotic use and fewer complications. Ideas we are developing here are being used throughout the state and country by other institutions,” Dr. Corvo said.
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