PRESIDENTS' FORECAST MESSAGES
JANUARY 30, 2017 I BUSINESS JOURNAL NEWS NETWORK
BUSINESS JOURNAL NEWS NETWORK I JANUARY 30, 2017
PRESIDENTS' FORECAST MESSAGES
CNYBJ.COM A U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT BEST REGIONAL HOSPITAL: THE ONLY HOSPITAL IN SYRACUSE AND CENTRAL NEW YORK RATED HIGH-PERFORMING IN ALL NINE PROCEDURES MEASURED BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. (OTHER AREA HOSPITALS RATED HIGH-PERFORMING IN ONLY TWO)
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH:
MAGNET DESIGNATION: THE ANCC (AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER)
REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE IN OUR COMMUNITY
RECOGNIZES OUR NURSES FOR EXCELLENCE IN MORE THAN 35 AREAS OF FOCUS, PLACING US AMONG THE TOP 6% OF HOSPITALS IN THE NATION. IN FACT, WE ARE THE ONLY MAGNET-DESIGNATED HOSPITAL IN CENTRAL NEW YORK.
FIRST IN THE REGION FOR ROBOTIC SURGERIES: AT THE CLOSE OF 2016, WE WILL HAVE PERFORMED MORE ROBOTIC GENERAL SURGERIES THAN ALL FIVE OTHER AREA HOSPITALS COMBINED.
LARGEST NETWORK OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
Achieving a Higher Level of Care OUR CHALLENGES REQUIRED STRATEGIC FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS THAT WE KNEW WOULD PUT A SHORTTERM STRAIN ON BOTH OUR FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES. BUT WE BELIEVED THAT INVESTING TO SERVE THE GROWING NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY WAS A MORAL IMPERATIVE.
NEW ER FACILITIES: ONE OF THE
LARGEST “GREEN” HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE, HOUSING 54 STATE-OF-THE-ART EXAM ROOMS, SERVING OVER 70,000 PATIENTS EACH YEAR.
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH’S CONTINUUM OF CARE ENGAGES PATIENTS IN THEIR
110 NEW PRIVATE ROOMS: OUR NEW
ROOMS ARE QUIETER AND ALLOW FAMILIES TO SPEND TIME WITH PATIENTS, HELPING THEM GET BETTER MORE QUICKLY. THE ROOMS ARE IDENTICAL IN DESIGN, WHICH STUDIES SHOW REDUCES THE LIKELIHOOD OF ERRORS AND MAXIMIZES PRODUCTIVITY, WHILE ALSO REDUCING INFECTIONS.
HEALTH CARE, TRACKING THEIR PROGRESS THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF HEALTH SERVICES THAT SPAN ALL LEVELS OF CARE. THIS STRATEGY SHIFTS CARE TO LOWER COST SETTINGS, AND IMPROVES OUR COMMUNITY’S QUALITY OF LIFE.
Diet Exercise Sleep Hygiene
HOME CARE Home Care Hospice
ONLINE PATIENT PORTAL: PATIENTS CAN
ACCESS PORTIONS OF THEIR MEDICAL RECORD, INCLUDING CURRENT MEDICATIONS, TEST RESULTS, IMMUNIZATIONS, ALLERGIES, UPCOMING AND PAST APPOINTMENTS.
Inpatient Outpatient Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing Facility
Primary Care Physician Hospital Specialists Ambulatory Surgery Centers
WE PUT EVERY PROVIDER ON ONE SCREEN, ENSURING CONSISTENCY, COORDINATION OF CARE, AND PATIENT SAFETY. PHYSICIANS AND NURSES SHARE TEST RESULTS, MEDICATION LISTS, AND PHYSICIAN NOTES ACROSS HOSPITAL UNITS, AMBULATORY SERVICES AND IN TRANSITIONS BETWEEN CARE SETTINGS.
EPIC SYSTEMS INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY:
Housing Education Employment Mental Health
NEW SURGICAL WAITING ROOM: WE CREATED A RELAXING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR PATIENTS’ FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATED STATUS BOARD SO THEY CAN TRACK THEIR LOVED ONE THROUGHOUT THE SURGICAL PROCESS.
only hospital in the region to bring 24/7 hospital-level care into the homes of more than 800 patients across the region. These efforts are part of St. Joseph’s Health’s Continuum of Care, a philosophy that expands our role beyond doctors’ visits and hospital stays to improve our community’s prospects for healthy lifestyles, good employment, and quality education – efforts that help mitigate the escalating cost of treating chronic diseases by keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital.
A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE | 1-888-STJOES1 | SJHSYR.ORG
CHANGE IS NEVER EASY, BUT WITHOUT CHANGE, THERE CAN BE NO PROGRESS – AND, THANKS TO AN EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF DOCTORS, NURSES AND SUPPORT STAFF WILLING TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BETTER CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS, WE ACCOMPLISHED THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE:
GREATER PATIENT SATISFACTION: HEALTH GROVE GAVE US A “SMART RATING” OF 88, WHILE OTHER AREA HOSPITALS EARNED A 71.
As an organization, we are philosophically and financially committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality health care at the most reasonable cost possible. We are also committed to providing that same standard of care to those without the means to pay for it. A few years ago, we were faced with a growing need for health care services in our community at a time when our industry was undergoing a significant shift. To rise to these challenges and remain true to our mission, we had to reexamine everything: facilities, technology, processes…enhancing anything that worked well and reinventing or reengineering where we saw opportunities for improvement. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, we can connect the dots and show you how far this course has led us.
As our industry transformed from a pay-for-service model to one focused on quality, efficiency, and outcomes, we worked to institutionalize excellence throughout our health care network. In the process, we extended our focus beyond the walls of our facilities to meet peoples’ needs in their own homes. We did this because we want to do more than treat sick and injured patients. We want to help people lead healthier, happier lives. To accomplish this, we needed to improve our capacity, patient flow, data visibility and community presence. We established the region’s largest Population Health initiative, which deploys HealthWise Health Coaches to educate and support the people of our community in achieving their health goals through lifestyle and behavior changes. We are also the
Reform Has its Rewards
One Heart, One Mission One of the most significant and constructive transitions we’ve made is to partner with Trinity Health – a move that has given us the volume purchasing power of one of the largest hospital networks in the nation as well as access to capital for technology and infrastructure upgrades. We’ve also gained a vast network of doctors with whom we’re able to consult and share best practices. But most importantly, Trinity shares our Franciscan philosophy and dedication to be a compassionate and healing presence, and demonstrates this by promoting community advocacy on global issues that affect all facets of our lives, as well as supporting hyper-local initiatives through community action grants to help bring positive change to the neighborhoods that need it most.
BABY FRIENDLY: WE ARE THE ONLY
HOSPITAL IN CENTRAL NEW YORK DESIGNATED A BABY-FRIENDLY HOSPITAL BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.
SHORTER LENGTH OF STAY:
BY STREAMLINING OUR PROCESSES, WE ARE NOW ABLE TO GET PATIENTS HOME FASTER, WHICH SAVES US MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ANNUALLY AND RESULTS IN MORE EFFICIENT, HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE.
FASTEST GROWING HOSPITAL:
WE PERFORM MORE ADULT SURGERIES THAN ANY OTHER AREA HOSPITAL AND HAVE BEEN THE FASTEST GROWING HOSPITAL IN CENTRAL NEW YORK FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS.
SHORTER ER WAIT TIMES:
WE IMPLEMENTED A TWO-TIERED SERVICE TO HELP US TREAT PATIENTS MORE EFFICIENTLY.
ELITE PERFORMANCE IN CARDIAC SURGERY: WE ARE THE ONLY HOSPITAL
IN NEW YORK STATE WITH A MORTALITY RATE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE STATEWIDE “RISK ADJUSTED MORTALITY RATE” FOR VALVE PROCEDURES AND VALVE PROCEDURES PERFORMED WITH CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING.
LARGEST ACO AND CIN IN THE REGION:
OUR ACO (ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION) MANAGES AND COORDINATES HIGH-QUALITY CARE FOR PATIENTS, AND OUR CIN (CLINICALLY INTEGRATED NETWORK) CONTROLS COSTS AND ENSURES HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE.
ORTHOPEDIC EXCELLENCE: OUR
ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS PERFORM MORE ELECTIVE OPERATIONS THAN ANY HOSPITAL IN THE REGION – OVER 10,000 SINCE 2010.
LEADER IN VASCULAR SURGERY: NAMED
THE NO. 1 HOSPITAL FOR VASCULAR SURGERY IN NEW YORK STATE AND AMONG THE TOP FIVE PERCENT IN THE NATION BY HEALTHGRADES.
A MEMBER OF TRINITY HEALTH
Looking Forward Our work is far from over. The future of health care is rapidly advancing; scientists are developing new ways to treat disease with breakthrough gene-editing techniques, wearable technology is being tested to treat the chronically ill, and patients are taking a more active role in their own health care. From personal care, to primary care, to community care, our colleagues are passionate healers dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives and shaping the future of health care in the region. The ultimate goal of these efforts – and of everything we do – is to provide you with the highest possible level of care. As our health care system continues to grow to meet the needs of our community, we will be further along than ever in providing you with the quality and depth of care that you deserve.
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