Dr. Gerald Harkins, associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship director in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, earned recognition as an AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology designee. In addition, the Penn State Hershey Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery was recognized and designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corp.
“Earning the center of excellence designation signifies our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients,” Harkins said. “The COEMIG program fosters quality improvement in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and participation has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, our commitment to excellence improves the health and well-being of our patients.”
To deliver on its vision of advancing minimally invasive gynecology worldwide, the AAGL partnered with Surgical Review Corp. to develop the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) program as a true quality improvement initiative. The COEMIG program is designed to help accelerate the adoption of minimally invasive gynecology and ensure that women are aware of their surgical treatment options and the benefits of less invasive approaches.