MANHASSET, NY --- North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, L.I., has been recognized with a 2013 IPRO Quality Award for its efforts to ensure patient-centered care. The Quality Award is given annually by IPRO, the not-for-profit Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for New York State, to recognize organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries.
“We strive daily to strengthen the relationship of our medical professionals with our patients and their family members, said Michael Gitman, MD, vice chair for academic affairs and quality for the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s department of medicine. “ This award recognizes our commitment to transparency and the progress we have made in communicating effectively with our patients and their families, whose trust and support we value”.
IPRO manages the state’s End-Stage Renal Disease Network for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is an independent, not-for-profit corporation committed to assessing and improving the value of health care services received by consumers through the use of innovative methods and technologies. The awards were given during IPRO’s 29th Annual Meeting, June 4th at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel.
“North Shore University Hospital has demonstrated significant improvements in the care it provides, as a result of a collaborative and focused effort,” said Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, senior vice president and chief medical officer, IPRO. “We thank North Shore for their commitment to improving the health of New Yorkers.”
The hospital’s recognized efforts are exemplified by its development and implementation of an educational initiative and a disclosure team to support the medical staff in communicating effectively with patients and families dealing with unanticipated adverse events. This initiative was supported by many people within the organization, including the chief quality officer, NSUH quality department, NSUH nursing, risk management and the North Shore-LIJ department of medicine.
About North Shore-LIJ Health System
The nation's third-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals, long-term care facilities and nearly 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 46,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.