IPRO Quality Award Winners 2014

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 2014 Honorees.



Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care
Brookhaven, NY
In recognition of…
Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers among high-risk residents, achieving a 59.8% relative improvement rate over the three-year period ending December 31, 2013.

Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center at Menorah Park
Syracuse, NY
In recognition of…
Eliminating the use of physical restraints and maintaining a restraint-free environment since June 2013.

Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility
Bronx, NY
In recognition of…
Reducing the overall pressure ulcer rate for its residents from 13.57% to less than three percent; a relative improvement of nearly 80%.

Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Facility
Troy, NY
In recognition of…
Reducing the use of physical restraints from seven percent to less than one percent; a relative improvement rate of more than 77% for the six month period ending March 31, 2014.


New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Office of Patient Centered Care, NY
In recognition of…
Significantly reducing the incidence of central-line associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, as well as the use of indwelling urinary catheter devices, in its eleven acute care hospitals.


Bassett Medical Center
Cooperstown, NY
In recognition of…
Achieving a more than 74% international normalized ratio (INR) time in therapeutic range for its patients, while experiencing very low rates of adverse drug events (0.54%) and potential adverse events (10.4%).

DeGraff Memorial Hospital / Geriatric Center of Western New York, Kaleida Health
North Tonawanda, NY
In recognition of…
Achieving a 75% average international normalized ratio (INR) time in therapeutic range for the patients served by its anticoagulation management service. The service achieved a very low adverse drug event (ADE) rate of 1.3% and a rate of 9.2% of potential ADEs, outperforming national norms for both measures.

St Mary’s / Seton Health / St. Peter’s Health Partners
Troy, NY
In recognition of…
Refining and expanding the provision of a high quality anticoagulation management service for the patients within the St. Mary’s/Seton Health and St. Peter’s Health Partners integrated healthcare delivery network. The service achieved a very low adverse drug event rate of 0.63% and a 12% rate of ADEs detected and prevented; outperforming the national rates on both measures.


In recognition of…
Participating in a community partnership to address readmission drivers across the healthcare continuum. Coalition members implemented evidence-based, cross-setting interventions that resulted in a 30% relative improvement in the Medicare Fee-For-Service 30-day readmission rate. Each member of the coalition demonstrated a strong, sustained commitment to improving transitions of care for patients and caregivers in the Capital District region.

Albany County Nursing Home
Albany, NY

VNA Home Health
Albany, NY

Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Baptist Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Scotia, NY

Barnwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Valatie, NY

Bethlehem Commons Care Center
Delmar, NY

Capital Living Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre
Schenectady, NY

Capstone Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing
Amsterdam, NY

The Community Hospice
Rensselaer, NY

Daughters of Sarah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Albany, NY

Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Troy, NY

Evergreen Commons
East Greenbush, NY

Hudson Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Albany, NY

Pathways Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Niskayuna, NY

Riverside Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing
Castleton on Hudson, NY

Rosewood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Rensselaer, NY

St. Margaret’s Center
Albany, NY

The Mountain View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
New Paltz, NY

The Orchard Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Granville, NY

The Pines At Catskill Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
Catskill, NY

The Pines At Glens Falls Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
Glens Falls, NY

The Pines at Poughkeepsie Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Springs Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Troy, NY

The Stanton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Glens Falls, NY

Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Facility
Troy,  NY

Wesley Health Care Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center
Ghent, NY

The Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls
Hoosick Falls, NY

For more information on any of the initiatives described in this brochure, please visit www.ipro.org, or contact:

Pauline Kinney • pauline.kinney@hcqis.org • (516) 209-5402
Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Conditions in Nursing Homes

Karline Roberts • karline.roberts@hcqis.org • (518) 320-3508
Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

Darren Triller • darren.triller@hcqis.org • (518) 320-3525
Preventing Oral Anticoagulant Adverse Events

Sara Butterfield • sara.butterfield@hcqis.org • (518) 320-3504
Integrating Care for Populations and Communities