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An Injection of Value Analysis for Hospital Health More than a year after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the biggest change to U.S. healthcare in nearly 50 years, hospitals are understandably still hard at work developing and implementing strategies that respond to the law’s mandates and reimbursement changes. However, reducing operating costs while improving care quality remains at the top of the healthcare “to do” list. Market analysis estimates indicate that hospitals need to cut expenses by 10% just to preserve today's margins without sacrificing patient safety or care quality. Hospitals must take a comprehensive look at where and how their resources are currently being used, then create a system-wide strategy for improving efficiency. Management changes to physician preference items, which account for 60% of hospital supply costs, present an effective strategy for offsetting economic difficulties. Recognizing that clinicians are key to healthcare supply expenses, Nexera developed a multidisciplinary, physician-led value analysis model that empowers clinicians to participate in purchasing decisions. The Nexera approach to value analysis considers total enterprise spend by clinical service with two goals in mind: rationalizing the approach to product sourcing and utilization, and creating accountability at all levels. By leveraging the expertise of supply chain professionals, institutional leadership, and clinicians during value analysis, hospitals ensure that purchasing decisions are evidencebased, cost-effective, clinically sound, and drive improved patient outcomes. A comprehensive value analysis program requires substantial time and commitment, but it is minimal compared to the impact on your bottom line. Nexera’s value analysis methodology connects the entire healthcare chain, from buyer to clinical user to patient. Our program looks beyond isolated product costs to drive purchasing decisions at the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes. It also factors in revenue considerations related to pay-for-performance and bundled payment reimbursement models. A sound value analysis-based purchasing decision (such as using FDA-approved reprocessing methods to reuse items) can result in savings of as much as 50%. With an increased focus on keeping down costs while maintaining high levels of patient care, hospitals will likely find a robust value analysis program—evaluating clinical needs, processes, and the cost of care—to be a critical tool. The financial improvements, along with the improved staff morale, enhanced teamwork, and continued awareness of the link between operating decisions and hospital revenue that generally accompany value analysis, make it fundamental to the future health of both hospitals and patients. Christopher J. O’Connor is Executive Vice President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and President of two GNYHA Ventures companies: GNYHA Services, Inc., an acute care group purchasing organization, and Nexera, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. O’Connor is Chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).
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H HOSPITAL of the Month Southside Hospital is a Destination for Quality and Innovation When North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center extended their cardiac surgery program to Southside Hospital and established the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s first tertiary facility in Suffolk County, it was not the culmination of a vision but rather the beginning of one – designed to continually bring the latest in cardiac innovation and technology to Long Island’s south shore. Southside performed Long Island’s first-ever left atrial appendage occlusion procedure called the Lariat, making it the first on Long Island to offer Lariat, Cryoablation and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures under the same roof. By employing Lariat’s lasso stitch, which stops blood flow to an area of the heart that can be a major source of blood clots and potentially lead to a stroke and Cryoablation’s safer freezing method to interrupt dangerous heart rhythms, Southside offers its patients the very latest electrophysiology treatments available anywhere. Similarly, for patients suffering with severe aortic stenosis, Southside’s ability to perform TAVR provides high quality outcomes for extending and improving the lives of high-risk patients who were not candidates for traditional openheart surgery.
“In a short time, Southside has earned a reputation for quality, compassion and innovation,” said Erik J. Altman, MD, the hospital’s director of electrophysiology.
The Community and Cardiac Excellence Southside’s superior level of cardiac care is what led the Barbash family of Brightwaters to establish the Hartman/Barbash Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. The Barbash family’s support recognizes the exceptional care provided to Lillian and the late Murray Barbash by Alan Hartman, MD, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at the North ShoreLIJ Health System and Southside Hospital. In the past 15 years, Dr. Hartman performed aortic valve replacement and double bypass surgery on Mr. Barbash, who remained an active skier and biker until he was age 88. Dr. Hartman also performed double bypass surgery on Mrs. Barbash, 85, in May 2010. She, too, is extremely active and very involved in the local community. Prior to his death, Mr. Barbash reaffirmed his wish to establish the endowed chair bearing Dr. Hartman’s name. The Barbashes’ support was announced at Southside Hospital’s 2013 Gala.
Southside Quality: Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY, is a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. It provides high quality care in cardiology, orthopedics, neuroscience, women’s health and many other disciplines.
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• Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) – a no incision approach to biopsies. • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) – a treatment option providing enhanced visualization for surgeons through the use of miniature high-definition cameras that result in shorter hospital stays and reduced recovery times.
Quality in Neurological Services As a partner with North Shore-LIJ’s neurosciences program since 2007, the Cushing Neuroscience Institute at Southside Hospital continues North Shore-LIJ’s tradition of demonstrated excellence by diagnosing and treating hundreds of neurological diseases and disorders in children and adults. The hospital offers: a comprehensive pain management program, a nationally certified level 3 epilepsy center, a New York State Department of Health-designated stroke center that has received the Gold Plus award for outstanding stroke care from the American Heart association/American Stroke Association and a sleep center, among other services.
The Heart of the Matter: Arthur Prevete of Port Jefferson Station received Long Island’s first ever Lariat heart procedure at Southside Hospital.
Certified Gold in Stroke Care: From left to right: Isabel (Bel) Langholz, RN; Anthony Aprile, RN; Linda Monaghan, RN; Grace McCoy, RN; Ellenmary Winter, RN; Ron Buckley, RN
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Empowering Change Being told by your doctor that you have a "higher-than-average risk" of multiple diseases might make you a little queasy. The implications of diabetes come at a price. People with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Untreated ketoacidosis, a complication of Type 1 Diabetes due to elevated blood sugars is life threatening. From hearing loss to neuropathy and skin complications, diabetes is a disease that requires a stronger focus in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to address this healthcare epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over eight percent of the U.S. population is affected by diabetes. The number of people with diabetes is estimated to reach 300 million by 2025, according to the Journal for Advanced Nursing. A leading cause of kidney failure, limb amputations and blindness makes diabetes the seventh leading cause of death in the US. These statistics are frightening, but perhaps the most distressing fact is that many of these co-morbidities can be prevented. If complications can be decreased with strict glycemic control measures, then what is the set back? Patients face barriers including incomplete understanding of diabetes, little motivation to prevent the disease, and lack of socioeconomic resources and support. By missing follow up appointments, patients may not adhere to the protocols healthcare professionals are trying desperately to implement. Healthcare workers also struggle with barriers to prevention. The American Diabetes Association has published studies regarding the actual versus perceived knowledge nurses possess about diabetes. Results alarmingly correlate to large knowledge deficits. Understanding the basics of the disease process among health care professionals drives effective patient education. Clinically, there are many avenues of prevention. Controlling blood pressure, conducting early detection of diabetic retinopathy by routine eye exams, going for foot exams, dieting, and self monitoring blood glucose are several simple practices that can be more widely employed. Even with all these clinical fixes at our fingertips, something is clearly amiss. Nurses working on medical/surgical units and in the OR/PACU witness amputations occur more and more frequently due to diabetic complications. Consequently, these patients continue to lead the same lifestyle even after an amputation. It is a frustrating scenario where patient education- and even amputation- is not enough motivation for change. With preventative strategies already in play, where are healthcare workers going wrong in decreasing the epidemic? Patients need the motivation and self empowerment to want to change their lifestyle. All the resources, technology and education are not enough to change a person unless he or she is ready to take the next steps. As nurses, let us start with the basics. Improving the patient's self worth to care for him or herself will make him more inclined to stay on track. Rather than going through the motions teaching about various types of insulin, give patients the will to control this aspect of their life and be an active participant in their daily health care. Management of the disease needs to align with the patient's values and culture because diabetes care is really in the hands of the patient, not controlled in an office visit or hospital stay. Diet and exercise plans will not be effective unless we can promote empowerment of the patients so that they can take charge of the situation and make positive changes because it is in their best interests.
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St. Joseph Hospital and Hunter EMS Fill Ambulance with toys for children
St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, got a helping hand from Hunter EMS along with Mr. Claus, the Grinch and paramedic Sal Cinquemani, as they stuffed an ambulance with toys for needy children.
St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage kicked off its celebration of Christmas with a toy drive and Christmas tree lighting. Each year, St. Joseph’s staff creates a free, magical wonderland at the hospital where the public are eager spectators. Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit the hospital, along with their team of elves, to the delight of young children. But that’s not all, there’s a Snow Queen, a Christmas bear and the Grinch! Children are invited to tell Santa what they want for Christmas and Mrs. Claus has a special Christmas book in which she records the gifts. Amazement ensues when it seems that Santa knows if they’ve been bad or good and gifts are distributed. Reindeer girls deliver hot chocolate and candy canes to all. This year, Hunter EMS assisted as St. Joseph staff, Mr. Claus and the Grinch, along with Hunter paramedic Sal Cinquemani stuffed the ambulance with toys for needy children.
St. Joseph is a 203-bed, community hospital and a member of Catholic Health Services. It provides comprehensive inpatient medical, critical care and surgical services. About St. Joseph Hospital St. Joseph Hospital, located in Bethpage, New York, is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. The Emergency Department cares for more than 37,000 patients a year. Other vital services include an Ambulatory Surgery Unit, The Center for Sleep Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing, Balance Center, an Endoscopy Unit, a full range of outpatient radiology services including new CT scanner, MRI, nuclear camera and a full, state-of-the-art PACS system, and comprehensive inpatient medical, critical care and surgical services. For more information, please visit www.stjosephhospitalny.org
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awards & careers North Shore University Hospital gets Press Ganey Award for Physician Engagement
Susan Somerville, Executive Director, North Shore University Hospital
The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently announced that North Shore University Hospital has been recognized by Press Ganey for its high level of physician engagement with the 2013 Press Ganey Commitment to Excellence in Physician Engagement Award. To receive this distinction, North Shore University Hospital showed continuous improvement in its quarterly Press Ganey scores over the last two years. “Engaging our physicians and maintaining that level of involvement is critical to giving our patients the best care possible,” said Susan Somerville, the hospital’s executive director. “Many of our physicians go above and beyond for their patients and we are pleased to see that.” Press Ganey, based in South Bend, Ind., partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations, with the goal of improving the overall health care experience. For more information about North Shore University Hospital, call 516-562-0100.
Feinstein Researcher receives 2013 Best of Manhasset Award Cynthia Aranow, MD, investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and associate professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, was selected for the 2013 Best of Manhasset Award in the Internist category by the Manhasset Award Program. Dr. Aranow is a rheumatologist specializing in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She is a codirector of the Clinical Research Unit for the Feinstein Institute’s Center for Autoimmune Disease. Dr. Aranow has extensive experience in running and designing clinical trials as well as in other types of research studies. There are many research projects currently ongoing in the Clinical Research Unit, and anyone who has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is encouraged to call 1-877-33 LUPUS (1-877-335-8787) to ask any questions or schedule an appointment. “It is an honor to receive the 2013 Best of Manhasset Award,” said Dr. Aranow. “I am passionate about providing care for patients and advancing re-
search in the area of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. I am proud that this passion is recognized and appreciated by the local community.” About Manhasset Award Program The Manhasset Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhasset area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Manhasset Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, and medicinal chemistry. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit www.FeinsteinInstitute.org.
Respected Colorectal Surgeon joins Southside Hospital
David E. Rivadeneira, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS has joined Southside Hospital as full time faculty. In addition, he was named Vice Chair of Surgical Strategic Initiatives for the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Eastern/Suffolk Region. An accomplished colorectal surgeon who is board-certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Rivadeneira’s main focus is on minimally invasive, complex colorectal procedures. He is one of the few surgeons in the Northeastern United States who performs single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and robotic colorectal procedures using the DaVinci Surgical System. SILS is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, most commonly the patient’s navel. Unlike traditional, multi-incision laparoscopic surgery, SILS leaves only a single small scar. “I don’t think you have to sacrifice quality or that individualized care in a community hospital setting for state-of-the-art surgical technology,” said Dr. Rivadeneira. “At Southside Hospital, patients receive the best of both.” Dr. Rivadeneria just got voted a top doctor by Castle Connolly in the field of colon & rectal surgery. "The addition of a top-flight surgeon such as Dr. Rivadeneira, is a great step forward for Southside Hospital, and is the result of our focus on providing the most advanced care across a range of programs" said Donna Moravick, the hospital’s executive director. “This respected surgeon brings a wealth of
knowledge and expertise to our hospital and to the region, where patients requiring the most advanced colorectal interventions often had to travel some distance to attain them. Now, they can have these procedures right in our community, with their families and their own doctors nearby.” A graduate of Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, with honors, Dr. Rivadeneira completed his surgical training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) surgical oncology research fellowship also at Cornell University Medical College, as well as a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts where he received an award for outstanding academic achievement. For five years, Dr. Rivadeneira was a member of Stony Brook University Medical Center’s full-time faculty where he was an associate professor of surgery. Internationally recognized as a leader in the field of colorectal surgery, Dr. Rivadeneira is a coeditor of “Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Techniques and Best Practices,” a textbook for surgeons and medical students throughout the country. Dr. Rivadeneira has published his research in numerous professional journals and serves as a reviewer for several, including Diseases of the Colon and Rectum; Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery; and World Journal of Surgery. He has also presented his research at professional conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Rivadeneira is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Rivadeneira’s colleagues, Drs. Jacob Eisdorfer and Cesar Sanz, have joined Southside Hospital as well to further develop the hospital’s colorectal program. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
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CHS eHealth earns place among top tier In November, system leadership learned that all five CHS hospitals live on CHS eHealth, with the Epic electronic medical record (EMR), achieved Stage 6 (out of seven possible stages) on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Maturity Model, placing them in the top 12% of EMR hospitals in the nation. HIMSS Analytics, an independent, not-for-profit subsidiary of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), ranks hospitals from Stage 0 to Stage 7, the highest category. Only 2% of all U.S. hospitals have achieved Stage 7, with none so far in New York. “This is tremendous recognition of an enormous body of work by so many in our hospitals, CHS IT, CHS Services and our vendors,” commented Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Marcy Dunn, who has spearheaded the CHS eHealth initiative. “The EMR implementation clearly fostered ‘systemness’ at CHS and has shown us the value of our combined strength. Thousands of CHS physicians and staff from all six hospitals collaborated clinically and operationally to achieve the best possible system. Congratulations to all!”
As part of the evaluation of CHS’s EMR implementation, HIMSS paid special attention to the use of technology for medication safety, development of clinical decision support, overall EMR adoption and use, deployment of radiology and cardiology imaging systems, and document imaging. According to HIMSS Analytics, reaching Stage 6 is a result of good direction and focus, along with a steadfast commitment from leadership. Stage 6 hospitals have established clear goals for improving safety, minimizing errors and prioritizing IT implementations. Stage 6 is a precursor to Stage 7, and CHS’s hospitals can now advance toward Stage 7. The five CHS hospitals that have earned Stage 6 ranking— St. Catherine, St. Francis, Good Samaritan, Mercy and St. Charles— will soon be listed on the HIMSS Analytics website and featured with other Stage 6 hospitals in a special presentation at the organization’s annual conference. St. Joseph will go live on CHS eHealth in 2014, joining its peers in this historic transition to better coordinate patient care.
The team that worked on CHS eHealth patient safety initiatives: (seated, L-R) Amanda Ryan, Kathleen Lock, Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, Sinead Suszczynski and Kirsten Conger; (standing, L-R) Phil Sicoli, Rob Berger, Mary Trembinski, Jason Tagliarino, Susan Comeau, Marcy Dunn, Alan S. Katz, MD, Corrinne Tramontana and Jennifer Romito. Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies.
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Dr. Mathilde Krim, Founding Chairperson of amFAR, inspires medical staff and clients during World AIDS Day Event
Dr. Bruce Farber, Chief, Infectious Disease, North Shore University Hospital (left) and Dr. Joseph McGowan, Medical Director, Center for AIDS Research and Treatment, NSUH (r.) present a plaque of recognition and thanks to Dr. Mathilde Krim, co-founder of amFAR, for her humanitarian efforts in the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS. The presentation took place during a ceremony at the hospital to commemorate World AIDS Day.
Mathilde Krim, PhD, founding chairperson of amFAR and a leader in the field of AIDS research and fundraising, recently offered her inspiring messages of optimism and equality to clients living with HIV/AIDS and medical staff at North Shore University Hospital during the annual World AIDS day commemoration held by the hospital’s Infectious Disease Department’s Center for AIDS Research and Treatment (CART). The program began with poetry readings and personal thoughts shared by the Center’s clients. Each participant then lit a candle as the names of friends who had succumbed to AIDS during the past year were read aloud. Bruce Farber, MD, Chief, Infectious Disease at North Shore, introduced Dr. Krim as “the matriarch of the anti-HIV program.” He said that during the 1980s, AIDS was an unknown disease and that “all we knew was that it was highly fatal.” After detailing Dr. Krim’s humanitarian efforts to augment research funding and, more importantly, offer hope and dignity to people living with HIV/AIDS, Dr. Farber said, “Every once in a while, one person can make a difference…in this case, it is Dr. Mathilde Krim.” During her brief remarks, Dr. Krim thanked Dr. Farber and Joseph McGowan, MD, medical director of CART, for their efforts. Speaking to a clearly emotional audience, many of whom were eager to shake her hand or offer a heartfelt “thank you,” Dr. Krim said that she was optimistic that a cure for AIDS would be found in the near future. Before taking the time to pose for photographs with medical staff and clients, Dr. Krim repeated the message that has made her a beloved figure in the international AIDS community — “Every human life has the same value as any other.” For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
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Catholic Health Services presents its highest award Each year, Catholic Health Services (CHS) seeks nominations from its staff for the system’s Patrick J. Scollard Award for Leadership. This year’s winner of CHS’s highest honor is Patricia Fogarty, division director for CHS’s Maryhaven Center of Hope, where she has been on staff for more than 35 years. Chosen from among colleagues across CHS, Fogarty was recognized at the system’s 10th annual leadership conference, held at the DeMatteis Center in Greenvale. “Patricia is committed to the organization and to helping people. She has been described by her colleagues as someone who makes people feel important, significantly valued and appreciated,” said CHS President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Guerci, MD. He added, “Patricia embraces the demand for new, original programs and has helped oversee the expansion of quality programs with unfailing enthusiasm. As such, she is a wellknown and respected innovator among colleagues in other agencies and New York state.” A lifelong resident of Huntington, Fogarty is a certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed mental health counselor. She is a member of the Long Island Behavioral Health Coalition and the New York State Rehabilitation Association, Inc.
A parishioner at St. Patrick Church in Huntington, Fogarty and her husband, John, assist with Pre-Cana marriage preparation. Also, she is a member of the Parish Financial Committee, a Eucharistic Minister and team captain for the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative. One of the two leading finalists for the Patrick J. Scollard Award is Arlene Costello, RN, director, Maternal Child Nursing Services at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more than 30 years, Costello has demonstrated true leadership and vision. Her steady guidance and mentorship have consistently enhanced patient outcomes. The retired captain, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve, supported a team-building initiative that enhanced communication throughout Good Samaritan’s maternity services. Costello lives in Mastic with her husband, Tommy. The other leading finalist for this notable honor is St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Infection Control Coordinator Bonnie Morales, RN. Morales, who has been with the hospital since 1983, researches and attends local and statewide meetings, in addition to those organized by CHS, and then develops successful programs. She will graduate in May 2014
(L-R) CHS’s Chairman of the Board Richard J.J. Sullivan, Jr., Scollard finalist Arlene Costello, RN, Maryhaven Center of Hope President and CEO Lewis Grossman, Scollard finalist Bonnie Morales, RN, President and CEO Alan Guerci, MD, Scollard winner Patricia Fogarty, Good Samaritan Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons, St. Catherine Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Paul J. Rowland, former president and CEO of CHS and St. Francis Patrick J. Scollard.
from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue with an MBA in health care management. Morales lives in Selden with her husband, Frank, and has two sons, Kristofer and Brandon.
Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. With six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home
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North Shore-LIJ’s Ambulatory Services Network is a Press Ganey Success Story
From left, Ambulatory Services network’s Tiffany Badurina, coordinator, Susan Congiusta, RN, director, and Christine Carbone, coordinator at the Press Ganey during the company’s national client conference in Orlando.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Ambulatory Services network’s commitment to innovation, organizational change and improved patient experience was recognized recently with a Success Story award from Press Ganey during the company’s national client conference in Orlando. Press Ganey, based in South Bend, Ind., partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations, with the goal of improving the overall health care experience. Ambulatory Services’ Ganey surveys since 2009 show an increase in patients’ likelihood to recommend the practice, and growing sensitivity to the needs and privacy of patients. The network has been recognized for developing a service excellence play book called the Leadership Tool Kit, which provides best practices that are adopted by physicians in the health system’s approximately 400 outpatient locations across the New York metropolitan area. Ambulatory Services has also found that staff has embraced and benefited from standardizing the best practices, leading to higher patient satisfaction scores.
“We have been able to grow the number of outpatient practices and still maintain top-notch care through our staff’s commitment to developing and utilizing best practices across all of our physician units,” said Joseph Moscola, senior vice president and executive director, Physician and Ambulatory Network Services. “We are honored to be recognized for these efforts and will continue to provide our patients the best care possible.” Representatives from Ambulatory Services’ service excellence team – Susan Congiusta, RN, director of the program, Tiffany Badurinia and Christine Carbone -- took part in the conference this week, presenting how they were able to codify practices for the health system’s vast, growing network of outpatient practices by developing a Leadership Tool Kit. The health system has approximately 400 ambulatory physician practices in eight counties in the New York metropolitan area that comprise the network. This group faculty size and total revenues have doubled since 2004 to more than $1.2 billion in 2012. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
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Calvary Hospital Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only accredited acute care hospital devoted to palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients. Its mission is to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Press Ganey has consistently ranked Calvary among the top one percent in patient satisfaction among 7,000 hospitals in the country Each year, Calvary cares for more than 6,000 patients and their families. The continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, home hospice, nursing home hospice, home care, and the care of complex wounds. Calvary cares for inpatients at its 200-bed hospital in the Bronx and at its 25-bed Brooklyn satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary@Home offers home care, hospice, and nursing home hospice for patients suffering from advanced cancer and other chronic and acute terminal illnesses. • Home care is available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and lower Westchester. • Hospice services are offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, as well as Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland counties. • also offers hospice services in more than 35 nursing homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties. In 2004, Calvary opened the Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care at its Bronx facility. Since then, a team of experienced physicians, surgeons, and certified wound care nurses has helped more than 800 patients to date with complex chronic wounds caused by complications of diabetes, cancer, venous and arterial disease, and other illnesses.
Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the premier non-profit geriatric and rehabilitation institutions in the country. The Home serves more than 9,000 older adults daily through traditional long term care, subacute care, rehabilitation services, community services and senior housing programs. These services are offered on the Home's three campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester at the Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, as well as through our Lifecare Services Division, which provides programs throughout the metropolitan area. Many levels of care are provided by the Home's health system so that as needs change, individuals can transfer from one level of care to another. Skilled nursing and medical care are provided 24 hours a day by on-site clinical staff as well as a complement of physicians representing a full range of medical specialties. The Home also educates and trains physicians and medical professionals in geriatrics. In an unprecedented teaching program with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, over 2400 fourth year Mt. Sinai Medical School students have participated in a mandatory rotation program at the Home. A strong component of the Home's activities include conducting research to improve the quality of life of older adults. Jewish Home Lifecare is the home of the Lester Eisner, Jr. Center for Geriatric Education, the Saul Alzheimer's Disease Special Care Unit (Bronx), the Greenberg Center on Ethics in Geriatrics and Long Term Care and the Center on Pharmacology for the Elderly (COPE). The Home has added a new service titled, CONNECTIONS, an information and referral service for the professional and lay communities, connecting people to programs.
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