The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) is pleased to announce that the Center for Perioperative Medicine is its eighth Center of Excellence.
The Center for Perioperative Medicine was established to create a safe, high quality surgical and anesthetic experience for patients, team members and physicians as a model to be recognized and emulated throughout the industry .
UTMC’s newest Center of Excellence develops a multidisciplinary approach to perioperative medicine based on clinical integration, including comprehensive service lines and provider collaboration across the patient care continuum.
It focuses primarily on the patient journey through the operating room, before, during and after surgery, designed to ensure accountability throughout the process and deliver better patient outcomes.
Dr. Greg Mancini was named Vice President of the Center for Perioperative Medicine and began his new role on January 1.
Mancini joined UTMC in 2006 and has served as Medical Director of the University Bariatric Center since 2007. Mancini is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
His clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
“The Center for Perioperative Medicine provides an organizational support mechanism for surgical services that fall outside the scope of our existing Centers of Excellence,” Mancini said. “It’s unique in that it doesn’t focus on just one disease or line of service. This Center of Excellence will be a highly integrated model of care that uniquely integrates team members and physicians for the benefit of our patients.”
The Center for Perioperative Medicine helps fulfill UTMC’s mission as an academic medical center serving healing, education, and discovery by providing enhanced technology and state-of-the-art procedures as well as access to research and clinical trials.
UTMC is a 710-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center with a regional network of physicians and primary care and specialty care practices, as well as regional outpatient health centers and residential care centers. emergency throughout its 21-county primary service area.