Harbour Women’s Health, with an address at 155 Griffin Road, Portsmouth, NH, has been awarded Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Harbour Women’s Health is among the first OBGYN offices in the country to be certified.
SCOPE is a comprehensive patient safety review program available to medical practices in which obstetrics and/or gynecology services are provided. SCOPE assesses the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques in the office setting. Participation in the SCOPE program is voluntarily and certification is provided based on a set SCOPE criteria. Patient safety is essential to providing optimal health care for women, and implementation of patient safety measures can reduce medical errors and risk, and lead to positive patient outcomes. By achieving SCOPE certification, Harbour Women’s Health has demonstrated excellence in patient safety processes.
Harbour Women’s Health is committed to helping improve patient safety. Pursuing and achieving certification through ACOG’s SCOPE program allowed Harbour Women’s Health to better understand their strengths, and enhance its already robust patient safety practices.
Located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Harbour Women’s Health offers obstetric and gynecology physicians, a fellowship‐trained Urogynecologist, North American Menopause Society (NAMS) certified practitioners, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners on staff to care for patients. For over 50 years, HWH providers have focused on both progressive and conventional care, while maintaining a conservative approach to surgery. Harbour Women’s Health supports local community and related women’s causes, including Families First, where Harbour Women’s Health providers offer obstetrical care as part of a collaborative effort with the organization. For more information, visit www.harbourwomenshealth.com.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the professional membership organization for ob‐gyn physicians. Based in Washington, DC, ACOG has more than 51,000 members and is the leading group of physicians in the US providing health care for women. For additional information on ACOG and the SCOPE program, visit www.acog.org or www.scopeforwomenshealth.org.