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Surgical Care Measures

BSQUARED (Brigham Surgical QUAlity REDesign) is a unique program designed to increase the involvement of surgeons and anesthesiologists at the sharp edge of care delivery in quality improvement efforts. Through enhanced collaboration with the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Quality and Safety, multidisciplinary provider-led teams will develop and implement projects that transform front-line clinical expertise into hospital-level improvements in surgical quality and patient safety.

Our Team

Executive Sponsor:
Dennis P. Orgill, MD PhD
Vice Chairman for Quality Improvement
Department of Surgery

Quality Sponsor:
Jennifer Beloff, RN MSN APN
Executive Director of Quality
Department of Quality and Safety

Program Manager:
Casey McGrath, RN MSN
Lead Quality Program Manager
Department of Quality and Safety

Anesthesiology Lead:
Marc Pimentel, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Quality and Safety

Surgery Lead:
Peter A. Najjar, MD
Department of Surgery
Department of Quality and Safety

Helpful Resources


Surgical Care

The table below shows our procedure volumes for two types of surgical procedures: esophagus cancer surgery and pancreas cancer surgery.

Surgical Care Volume

Cardiovascular Procedure Type

BWH October 2014 – September 2015

Leapfrog Standard*

Esophagus Cancer Surgery 123 -
Pancreas Cancer Surgery 63 -

* A dash "-" means that there is no available comparison


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