North Shore-LIJ is Nationally Recognized for Patient Care
In 2010, North Shore-LIJ Health System again proved its commitment to offering the highest quality care to its patients and the communities we serve. Two national organizations, National Quality Forum and US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recognized the health system for leadership in delivering outstanding patient-centered, transparent healthcare. Some of the quality-related awards recently received by our hospitals/facilities are listed here:
- National Quality Health Care Award – North Shore-LIJ
- CMS Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project – North Shore-LIJ
- Excellence in Patient Safety Award – North Shore-LIJ
- Get with The Guidelines Stroke Awards from American Heart Association – North Shore-LIJ
- Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Management Certification – Glen Cove
- U.S. News and World Report Ranking – Cohen Children’s Medical Center
- Five Star Rating from New York State & CMS – Stern CECR & Orzac CECR
- Two-Time Magnet Nursing Status – Huntington
- Top Performer by CMS/Premier Healthcare Alliance – SIUH
- First Accredited Adult Transplant Unit on L.I. – NSUH
- Accreditation by Foundation of Cellular Therapy – Cohen Children’s Medical Center
- Press Ganey Best Value Award – Plainview and Huntington
- HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2011™ – Franklin Hospital
We are the proud recipient of the 2010 National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum (NQF). Recognized for its ongoing commitment to making high-quality healthcare its top priority, the health system is the first in the New York metropolitan area to receive this prestigious award.
Cited for successfully using performance measurement to drive quality improvement, the health system fosters a culture of transparency and accountability and raises the bar of performance to deliver safe, effective and efficient care.
Nationwide, there are 225 hospitals in this project which is designed to determine if economic incentives to hospitals are effective in improving the quality of inpatient care. This project measures evidence-based clinical areas, such as acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, heart failure, pneumonia, hip and knee replacement, etc. Also measured are proper administration of aspirin, beta blockers and antibiotics, as well as readmissions and mortality rates.
According to Michael J. Dowling, North Shore-LIJ President and CEO, “As one of the largest healthcare providers in the New York metropolitan area, North Shore-LIJ is proud that every one of our participating hospitals received awards in at least four clinical areas.”
The health system hospitals that are part of the HQID project are: North Shore University Hospital; Long Island Jewish Medical Center; Staten Island University Hospital; Huntington Hospital; Glen Cove Hospital; Southside Hospital; Franklin Hospital; Forest Hills Hospital; Plainview Hospital.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s comprehensive stroke program received the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s (NSHC) 2009 Excellence in Patient Safety Award, the top honor, for distinguished achievement in patient safety and quality improvement. North Shore-LIJ finished first among 24 submissions to NSHC, the membership association that represents Long Island’s 24 nonprofit and public hospitals.
Hospitals that have received Silver Awards have demonstrated 85% or greater compliance in seven performance measures for 12 consecutive months, Silver Plus is awarded to hospitals that have demonstrated compliance with the seven performance measures and 75% or greater compliance with four additional quality measures for 12 consecutive months. Hospitals that have achieved Gold and Gold Plus awards have demonstrated the same compliance with the performance and quality measures for 24 consecutive months.
- Forest Hills Gold as of 9-10
- Franklin Silver as of 9-10
- Glen Cove Gold Plus as of 12-10
- Huntington Gold Plus as of 9-10
- Long Island Jewish Gold Plus as of 12-10
- Manhasset Silver as of 9-10
- Plainview Gold Plus as of 9-10
- Southside Gold Plus as of 9-10
- Staten Island Gold Plus (sustained) as of 12-10
- Syosset Silver Plus as of 9-10
Glen Cove Hospital was the first in New York State to receive certification for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Management by the Joint Commission, a national healthcare accreditation organization. The prestigious recognition certifies that Glen Cove Hospital has met the standards of care specific to diabetes, which includes a variety of initiatives to enhance care for hospitalized patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and to educate patients on self management of the disease.
U.S. News and World Report Ranking of Top Children’s Hospitals – Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY
U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Cohen Children’s Medical Center in the top 50 hospitals in the country in each of the top 10 pediatric specialties it measures.
For the second consecutive year, North Shore University Hospital’s Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (Stern CECR) and the Orzac CECR (OCECR) received five star ratings from New York State and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for superior care. In addition, CMS recently selected both facilities to participate in the new Nursing Home Value-Based Purchasing Demonstration Project.
Huntington Hospital became the first Long Island hospital to earn Magnet status for excellence in nursing services twice.
US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Premier Healthcare Alliance Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) pay-for-performance project—2003 through 2008: SIUH tied for first place for all five years in annual incentive payment awarded for quality scores.
Thomson Reuters names North Shore University Hospital one of the Top 100 Hospitals® for Cardiovascular Care, the only New York hospital to make the list among teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs.
The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at North Shore University Hospital is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, becoming the first and only accredited adult transplant unit on Long Island.
Cohen Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program is one of a select group of such programs nationwide to be accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy in recognition of its overall excellence.
Huntington Hospital and Plainview Hospital have received 2009-2010 Best in Value Awards as part of the Hospital Value Index created by Press Ganey’s Data Advantage. This index recognizes the top 25 percent of the nation’s hospitals based on measurements of quality, affordability, efficiency, patient satisfaction and reputation.
HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, which evaluated patient outcomes at 5,000 hospitals nationwide, ranked Franklin Hospital among the top 10 hospitals in New York State for joint replacement and among the top 10 percent in the United States. The hospital earned HealthGrades' five-star rating for joint replacement. Franklin is the only hospital on Long Island to receive this five-star rating for two years in a row.
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