IPRO Quality Award Winners 2008

Each year IPRO recognizes outstanding performance by health care providers and stakeholders throughout New York with our Quality Awards Program. Last year’s  honorees included hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, physician offices, and health plans. We salute them.

AMBULATORY CARE

For exemplary performance in improving diabetes management – New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs’ Asthma/Diabetes Outpatient Quality Improvement Project:

  • JOSE S. LEON, JR., MD, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DOLAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL, NORTH SHORE – LONG ISLAND JEWISH HEALTH SYSTEM, Greenlawn, New York

For pioneering spirit and commitment to use electronic health records to improve the quality of patient care – Doctor’s Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT) Project:

  • NATHANIEL BROWNLOW, MD, New York, New York

For commitment to use electronic health records to track, monitor and improve patient care – Doctor’s Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT) Project:

  • RIVER VALLEY FAMILY MEDICAL SERVICES, Barryville, New York

HOME HEALTH AGENCIES

For exemplary performance in reducing avoidable acute care hospitalizations and improving oral medication management, and ranking within the top 10% of all NYS Medicare-certified home health providers for both measures – Home Health Quality Initiative:

  • HCR HOME HEALTH AGENCY, Rochester, New York

For achievement of the highest relative improvement of all NYS Medicare-certified home health providers in reducing avoidable acute care hospitalizations and improvement in transferring – Home Health Quality Initiative:

  • TWIN TIER HOME HEALTH AGENCY, INC., Vestal, New York

HOSPITALS

For exemplary performance, organization-wide commitment to quality improvement, and sharing of best practices – Surgical Care Improvement Project:

  • GLEN COVE HOSPITAL, Glen Cove, New York

For organization-wide commitment to performance improvement, achieving the highest overall safety scores in New York State on the Patient Safety Culture Survey, and sharing of best practices – Organizational Safety Culture Change Project:

  • UHS/DELAWARE VALLEY HOSPITAL, Walton, New York

For exemplary performance, organization-wide commitment to quality improvement, and sharing of best practices – Appropriate Care Measure Project:

  • LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER, New Hyde Park, New York

For organization-wide commitment to patient safety, exemplary performance in planning and implementing bar coding, and sharing of best practices – Health Information Technology Project:

  • ELLIS HOSPITAL, Schenectady, New York

NURSING HOMES

For implementing a team-wide approach to overcoming challenges, resulting in substantial improvements in managing residents’ pain, improving and preventing pressure ulcers, and reducing use of restraints – Nursing Home Quality Initiative:

  • CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Harris, New York

For system-wide commitment to quality improvement, preventing and improving treatment of pressure ulcers, reducing use of restraints, and sharing of quality practices – Nursing Home Quality Initiative:

  • CLOVE LAKES HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC., Staten Island, New York

For outstanding dedication to quality improvement and success in preventing and improving treatment of pressure ulcers, pursuit of a restraint-free environment, and improving management of residents’ pain – Nursing Home Quality Initiative:

  • SEA VIEW HOSPITAL REHABILITATION CENTER AND HOME, Staten Island, New York

For organization-wide commitment to quality improvement, resulting in exemplary performance in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers – Nursing Home Quality Initiative:

  • WOODMERE REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENTER, INC., Woodmere, New York

PHARMACY

For exemplary performance and organization-wide commitment to improving drug safety – Decreasing Anticholinergic Drugs in the Elderly (DADE) Project:

  • HIP HEALTH PLAN OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
  • INDEPENDENT HEALTH, Buffalo, NY