Healthcare Providers Receive 2014 IPRO Quality Awards Awards Presented at 30th Annual Meeting

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight individual New York healthcare providers and groups of providers – including all 11 hospitals of New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation, which worked to reduce hospital-acquired infections, and one group of 28 Capital District healthcare organizations that collaborated to improve transitions of care -- have been named recipients of the 2014 IPRO Quality Awards. The awards, given annually by IPRO, recognize organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York's Medicare beneficiaries. IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New York State. The awards were given during IPRO's 30th Annual Meeting, June 3rd at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel.

"These awardees represent a broad swath of New York State's healthcare community, a group dedicated to the hard work of quality improvement," says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, IPRO.  "New York's Medicare beneficiaries are better off due to their efforts."

Awards were given for accomplishments on a range of quality-related projects:

INDIVIDUAL PROVIDER AWARDS


Organization/Individual

NYS Location

Project

Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care

Brookhaven

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes (Pressure Ulcer Reduction)

Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center at Menorah Park

Syracuse

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes (Reduction in Use of Physical Restraints)

Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility

Bronx

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes (Pressure Ulcer Reduction)

Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Facility

Troy

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes (Reduction in Use of Physical Restraints)

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Office of Patient Centered Care

New York City

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

Bassett Medical Center

Cooperstown

Preventing Oral Anticoagulant Adverse Events

DeGraff Memorial Hospital/Geriatric Center of Western New York, Kaleida Health

North Tonawanda

Preventing Oral Anticoagulant Adverse Events

St. Mary's/Seton Health/St. Peter's Health Partners

Troy

Preventing Oral Anticoagulant Adverse Events

GROUP AWARD

Organization

NYS Location

Project

28 Organizations *

("Albany Care Transitions Coalition")

Capital District

 

Integrating Care for Populations and Communities –

Care Transitions

In addition to the awards ceremony, the annual meeting featured a keynote address by Farzad Mostashari, MD, MSc, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.  Dr. Mostashari's work covers a range of topics related to helping clinicians improve care and patient health through health information technology, focusing on small practice transformation by developing innovative payment models that can better support these types of practices.  He was previously the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

About IPRO
IPRO is a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services that foster more efficient use of resources and enhance healthcare quality to achieve better patient outcomes. For 30 years, IPRO has been highly regarded for the independence of its approach, the depth of its knowledge and experience, and the integrity of its programs, IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies and corporate clients, in more than 33 states and the District of Columbia. A not-for-profit organization, IPRO is headquartered in Lake Success, NY. For more information about IPRO and a complete list of 2014 Quality Award winners, please visit www.ipro.org.

This material was prepared by IPRO, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for New York State, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 10SOW-NY-AIM6-9-14-02

SOURCE IPRO



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