Eleven New York health professionals, healthcare organizations, consumer advocates and community-based organizations were recognized with IPRO’s 2018 Quality Awards—presented at IPRO’s 34th Annual Meeting, June 5, 2018 at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City. Awards were given for accomplishments on a range of quality-related initiatives:
|Data Longjohn, MD
Skope Medical Care, P.C.
|Wyandanch||Implementing Systems to Improve Patient Care|
|Louis A. Buzzeo, MD||Sleepy Hollow||Continuous Quality Improvement, Patient & Family Engagement|
|Acacia Network||New York City and Buffalo||10-Year Partnership with IPRO and Commitment to Everyone with Diabetes Counts Program|
|The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan
New York, Inc.
|Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn||Educating Korean Medicare Beneficiaries Living with Diabetes in Their Native Language in Partnership with IPRO|
|NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital||Brooklyn||Commitment to Educating Older Brooklynites About Diabetes Self-Management|
Lewis County General Hospital
|Lowville||Reducing Hospital’s 30-Day Readmission Rate and Ongoing Collaboration with IPRO|
|Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
|Rochester||National Leadership in Transforming End-of-Life Care Planning and Long-Term Collaboration with IPRO|
|Joe Caruso||Utica||Passionate Commitment to Improving Public Sepsis Knowledge and Ensuring Voice of Consumer is Represented in IPRO’s Quality Improvement Work|
Home Care Association of
New York State
|Albany||Ongoing Commitment to Educating Home Health Professionals and Public About Sepsis|
|Alex Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP, FRCPC
and New York City
|Championing Widespread Dissemination of Anticoagulation Management Best Practices|
|Glens Falls Hospital||Glens Falls||Commitment to Quality Improvement in Anticoagulation Management and Sharing of Evidence-Based Best Practices Through Health Informatics Innovation|
The meeting also featured keynote addresses by Dennis Wagner, MPA, who directs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Quality Improvement and Innovation Group, Kaiser Health News Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, and Marnie L. Doubek, MD, FAAFP, a family physician who became a national voice for sepsis awareness after her son, Zachary, developed this life-threatening condition.