IPRO Quality Award Winners 2015

IPRO Quality Awards

Each year IPRO recognizes outstanding performance by healthcare providers and stakeholders throughout New York State with our Quality Awards Program.

We salute the 2015 Honorees.

IMPROVING CARE COORDINATION – MEDICATION SAFETY

Albany Memorial Hospital
Albany, NY

In recognition of…
Achieving a 34% improvement in the communication of requisite anticoagulation-related discharge elements to downstream providers—from baseline measure of 37% to remeasure of 71%. This represents the greatest hospital-level percentage improvement among the 11 hospitals participating in IPRO’s Care Coordination communities.

Evergreen Commons Nursing Home
East Greenbush, NY

In recognition of…
Achieving an 89% improvement in admission medication reconciliation processes and a 48% improvement in anticoagulation discharge communication from baseline measure. These results represent the greatest improvement for both measures among all 30 facilities participating in IPRO’s Care Coordination communities.

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Kingston, NY

In recognition of…
Exemplary performance in attaining the highest adherence (90%) to requisite medication reconciliation elements among the 11 hospitals participating in IPRO’s Care Coordination communities.

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF CARE PROVIDED TO NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

Daleview Care Center
Farmingdale, NY

In recognition of …
Organization-wide commitment to improving care and outcomes for nursing home residents, as demonstrated by the achievement of a notable improvement on the national nursing home quality measure composite score. CMS has recognized Daleview Care Center as a “high-performing” nursing home, based on its having placed in the top 10% on the national nursing home quality measure composite score.

New York State Veterans Home at Batavia
Batavia, NY

In recognition of…
Exemplary performance and organization-wide commitment to quality improvement, as demonstrated by the staff’s success in decreasing the Long-Stay Anti-Psychotic Medication Quality Measure by over 52%. Identified by CMS as a “high-performing” nursing home, the New York State Veterans Home at Batavia achieved a quality measure composite score in the top 10% of nursing homes nationally, and has agreed to serve as a “peer mentor.” In this role the staff will share the facility’s best practices in involving both residents and family members in its performance improvement efforts.

Northgate Health Care Facility
North Tonawanda, NY

In recognition of…
Exemplary performance and organization-wide commitment to quality improvement, as demonstrated by the staff’s success in reducing by more than 51%, inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medication to treat residents with dementia. Northgate has achieved a nursing home quality measure composite score in the top 10% of nursing homes nationally, and has been recognized by CMS as a “high-performing” nursing home. In line with its tradition as a champion in sharing best practices with other nursing homes, Northgate will serve as a “peer mentor,” working with IPRO to share quality practices to help inspire system improvements in other New York State nursing homes.

Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home
Staten Island, NY

In recognition of…
Organization-wide commitment to quality improvement, as demonstrated by its continuous quality improvement outcomes. The interdisciplinary team worked to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication by 23%. Sea View has been recognized by CMS as a “high-performing” nursing home based on having a quality measure composite score in the top 10% of nursing homes nationally. A champion in sharing best practices, Sea View will serve as a “peer mentor,” working with IPRO to share its experiences and best quality practices with other nursing homes in New York State.