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Stafford Hospital Maintains Accreditation in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for Nearly a Decade

Stafford Hospital Maintains Accreditation in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for Nearly a Decade

Stafford, VA, December 14, 2023 – Stafford Hospital has continued its distinction as an accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) since 2014 by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Under the direction of Kurian Thott, M.D., FACOG, Stafford Hospital’s COEMIG program meets the stringent researched-based requirements and evaluation processes of SRC to ensure the safest, highest quality patient care.

The 2023 recertification maintains Dr. Thott and Dr. Yetunde Adenle’s designation and includes a new COEMIG certified physician, Dr. Trechelle Carson. COEMIG physicians must perform hundreds of minimally invasive gynecological surgeries each year, with outstanding results, measured by a quality assessment of patient safety, equipment, and reduced complications.

Stafford Hospital Associate Vice President of Hospital Operations, Debra Marinari, DNP, RN, NE-BC says, “By maintaining COEMIG accreditation Stafford Hospital reaffirms its excellence in delivering safe, high-quality care to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients. Hundreds of such surgeries are performed at Stafford Hospital each year under Dr. Thott’s leadership and clinical expertise. As a result, our patients experience outstanding outcomes and a better quality of life.”

Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo extensive self-assessment and 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 or surgeon improve its care and services.

“We’re proud to recognize Stafford Hospital for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of Surgical Review Corporation. “This accreditation signals that this facility is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

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About Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional healthcare system that provides inpatient and outpatient care at over 60 facilities including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed tertiary hospital, Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital, three emergency departments, and a multi-specialty graduate medical education program. Mary Washington Healthcare is a non-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit

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