Healthcare Providers And Professionals Receive 2013 IPRO Quality Awards

Awards Presented at 29th Annual Meeting

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen individual New York healthcare providers – and three groups of healthcare organizations, totaling an additional 60 awardees -- have been named recipients of the 2013 IPRO Quality Awards. The awards, given annually by IPRO, recognize organizations and professionals who 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, and manages the state's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The awards were given during IPRO's 29th Annual Meeting, June 4th at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel.

"While these awardees represent virtually every facet and region of New York State's healthcare community, what unites them is their commitment to quality improvement," says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, IPRO.  "We applaud their achievements."

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

INDIVIDUAL PROVIDER AWARDS

Organization/Individual

NYS Location

Project

Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation

Scotia

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes

Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Staten Island

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

Staten Island

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes

Fort Hudson Nursing Center

Fort Edward

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes

Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home

Gloversville

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes

St. Johnland Nursing Center

Kings Park

Eliminating Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes

Beth Israel Medical Center

Manhattan

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

Canton Potsdam Hospital

Potsdam

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

Kings County Hospital Center

Brooklyn

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

St. John's Episcopal Hospital

Far Rockaway

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

Alexander DeLucenay, PharmD, BCACP

Rochester General Hospital

Rochester

Preventing Oral Anticoagulant Adverse Events

North Shore University Hospital

Manhasset

Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care

New York City Housing Authority

New York City

Everyone with Diabetes Counts Project

Alzheimer's and Long-Term Care Unit & Caregiver Resource Center

New York City Department for the Aging

New York City

Everyone with Diabetes Counts Project

Bay Ridge Sunset Park Dialysis Center

Brooklyn

ESRD:  Quality Improvement – Vascular Access

Women's Christian Association Hospital

Jamestown

ESRD:  Quality Improvement – Vascular Access

Harlem Hospital Dialysis

Manhattan

ESRD:  Patient Engagement

Port Washington Dialysis Center

Port Washington

ESRD:  Patient Engagement

GROUP AWARDS

Organization

NYS Location

Project

23 Organizations *

("Hudson Valley Care Transitions Community Coalition")

Hudson Valley Community

Integrating Care for Populations and Communities –

Care Transitions

13 Critical Access Hospitals*

Across the State

Improving Individual Patient Care –

Hospital Quality Data Reporting and Improvement

24 Dialysis Centers*

Across the State

ESRD Five-Diamond Patient Safety Program

* For complete list of honorees, please go to www.ipro.org.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the annual meeting featured remarks by two individuals who are playing key roles in transforming the nation's and the state's healthcare system. 

Jean D. Moody-Williams, RN, MPP, Director, Quality Improvement Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, delivered the keynote address.  Ms. Williams has responsibility for the operation of CMS' Quality Improvement Program and ESRD Networks.  The mission of these programs is to promote efficient, effective, timely, equitable, person-centered and safe care for Medicare beneficiaries.

The meeting's featured speaker was Danielle Holahan, Deputy Director, New York State Health Benefit Exchange. Established by Executive Order in April 2012, the Exchange will operate within the New York State Department of Health and perform all functions required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  New York State has already received conditional approval from CMS to operate its own exchange, with enrollment to begin October 1, 2013.

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 more than 25 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 2013 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-AIM6-9-13-04

SOURCE IPRO

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