COEMIG Designation

On November 21, 2014, Queen of the Valley Hospital was officially designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists ( and the Surgical Review Corporation (, two well respected organizations that have partnered up to promote excellence in minimally invasive and robotic surgery worldwide.

The COEMIG program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, evidence-based care. This program is structured to help minimally invasive gynecologic and robotic surgeons continuously improve quality and patient safety via a hospital-wide team approach. Patients benefit from an accredited center of excellence in the following ways:

  • Decreased stay in hospital ("same day" or "overnight")
  • Less pain and blood loss from surgery
  • Faster recovery time, back to normal life sooner
  • Recovery in the "Minimally Invasive Surgery Recovery Unit" on the 5 th floor of Queen of the Valley
  • On campus education through lively interactive community lecture events led by surgeons
  • Procedures performed by board-certified, high volume gynecologic surgeons
  • Collection of data to contribute to an international database for best practices

The October 30, 2014 all-day facility on-site visit by a site inspector of the SRC represented the culmination of an intensive year-long collaborative effort that included gynecologic surgeons, nurses, senior hospital administration and operating room personnel.