Fresno Surgical Hospital Announces New Physician Partners; Eye Surgery Capabilities

Award-Winning Hospital Expands Offerings to Include Ophthalmology Service Line

Nov 11, 2013, 09:00 ET from Fresno Surgical Hospital

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresno Surgical Hospital announced today the addition of six physician partners and the addition of an ophthalmology service line.  The new partnership will add to the depth of services already offered by Fresno Surgical Hospital's Center of Excellence.

The hospital's new physician partners are:  George Bertolucci, M.D., Mehdi Ghajar, M.D., Andrew Maxwell, M.D., Richard Mendoza, M.D., Daniel Prescott, M.D., and Carolyn Sakauye, M.D.  All of these physicians are board-certified ophthalmologists. 

"We are fortunate to partner with these experienced physician leaders who are well known in the community for their excellence in patient care, which parallels that of Fresno Surgical Hospital," says Kristine Kassahn, Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital.

The hospital anticipates it will begin scheduling ophthalmology cases beginning in early 2014.  To prepare for the additional surgical capabilities, the hospital is investing in specialized technology and equipment and has retained a RN consultant with many years of experience in ophthalmology surgery to oversee the transition.

"Fresno Surgical Hospital has a reputation of being the hospital of choice for both physicians and patients," says Kassahn.  "Expanding our surgical capabilities is another example of our dedication and commitment to delivering the highest level of quality and patient satisfaction in the Central Valley."

In 2013, Fresno Surgical Hospital was ranked among the Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience by Healthgrades and also received numerous awards for clinical quality by the industry-benchmarking organization.  A complete list of these awards can be found at:

About Fresno Surgical Hospital
Fresno Surgical Hospital is a fully-licensed, Joint Commission-accredited hospital that delivers award-winning clinical care and patient satisfaction to patients throughout Central California. The physician-owned hospital was founded in 1984, and today serves approximately 8,200 patients annually. FSH's non-traditional, hotel-like accommodations and commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction have led the hospital to be recognized as a top performer both in the state of California and nationally. For more information, visit

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