Patricia Simino Boyce
(Lake Success, NY) May 19, 2016 –– An inner-city medical center, an upstate group practice and the nation’s largest public healthcare delivery systems are all winners of this year’s IPRO Quality Awards—to be announced at the organization’s 32nd Annual Meeting, to be held Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel in East Elmhurst, New York.
The Queens Hospital Center of Jamaica, New York is recognized for having achieved the greatest improvements in reduction of healthcare associated infections of all New York State hospitals participating in IPRO’s quality improvement activities—an 83% relative improvement in catheter associated urinary tract infections and a 66% relative improvement in central line blood stream infections.
Arnot Health, a group practice headquartered in Elmira, New York, is honored for having attained National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 recognition for 12 different practice locations. The team is recognized for successful submission of essential quality performance measurements and for supporting 80 eligible physicians in achieving benchmark “meaningful use” of electronic health records.
Finally, IPRO congratulates New York City Health + Hospitals, a major, integrated public health system, for its organization-wide commitment to improving patient care, as evidenced by a majority of HHC hospitals achieving significant improvements in rates of central line blood infections and catheter associated urinary tract infections.
“This year’s IPRO Quality Award winners demonstrate a genuine and sustained organization-wide devotion to improving quality for all patients, said IPRO Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Clare Bradley, MD, MPH. “We congratulate the winners and salute their achievements.”
Featured speakers at this year’s Annual Meeting include Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; David Rush, Home Dialysis Patient, Kidney Transplant Recipient, and Entertainer; and John Black, MBA, John Black and Associates, Lean Healthcare Consulting.
IPRO is authorized to award two (2) hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
A nationally recognized not-for-profit currently operating in 31 states and territories, IPRO offers a wide range of services including quality improvement and assessment activities; utilization review; independent review of patient appeals; data collection, analysis and validation; anti-fraud and abuse analytics and online performance reporting for government agencies, managed care organizations and private sector clients. In addition, IPRO operates the WhyNotTheBest website, a comprehensive quality improvement resource that evaluates the performance of 5,686 acute care hospitals in the U.S.
An ISO certified organization, IPRO is headquartered in Lake Success, NY, with offices in Albany NY, as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California. For more information about IPRO, please visit ipro.org.
To register for this free, afternoon event, which includes a complimentary luncheon; contact Joan Ragone at 516-326-7767, ext 262. To register online, go to ipro.org/annualmeeting.