Pennsylvania hospital loses accreditation for general surgery residency

Upland, Pa.-based Crozer-Chester Medical Center's surgical residency program's accreditation has been removed by the ACGME, with the program needing to close by Jan. 12. 

The program, which had 15 filled resident positions, has been withdrawn "under special circumstances" on ACGME's website

ACGME's policies and procedures list states that its review committee can withdraw a sponsoring institution or program's accreditation in the event of "a catastrophic loss of resources, including faculty members, facilities, or funding" or "egregious non-compliance with accreditation requirements."

"We were notified by the ACGME that our surgical residency program needed to close by Friday. We are working with the ACGME and are awaiting additional details," Tony Esposito, CEO of Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health, told Becker's in a statement. 

The ACGME cannot share details on accreditation decisions apart from what is on their website, a spokesperson for ACGME told Becker's in a statement.

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