Northern Westchester Hospital Recognized as One of the Highest Quality Hospitals in the United States

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A Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Three Consecutive Years

Northern Westchester Hospital

"Our culture of continuous improvement drives us to constantly identify ways to enhance patient care and NWH is proud to be named by the Joint Commission as being among the highest quality hospitals in the US."

Northern Westchester Hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ in its 2014 annual report: America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety. Northern Westchester Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester County to be recognized for three consecutive years as one of the highest quality hospitals in the United States and is among only 7 hospitals in New York State to reach this high-level of patient care for three consecutive years.

“Northern Westchester Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of quality, patient-centered care for our patients and this philosophy underscores everything that we do. Our culture of continuous improvement drives us to constantly identify ways to enhance patient care and NWH is proud to be named by the Joint Commission as being among the highest quality hospitals in the United States,” shared Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital.

According to the Joint Commission, fewer than 10% of the more than 3300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data attained this level of excellence for three consecutive years. Northern Westchester Hospital was named a 2013 Top Performer for its achievement of excellence in evidence-based measures pertaining to Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Northern Westchester Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases, and;
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission evaluates hospital performance based upon clinical care that is more likely to have a significant impact on patient outcomes for those who have had a heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, or who are undergoing certain surgical procedures; for children with asthma; and for patients receiving inpatient psychiatric care. The newly released Joint Commission report identifies top performing hospitals in the United States indicating they are providing the right care at the right time for patients. For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) provides quality, patient centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 700 highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.

NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.

Northern Westchester Hospital Contact:
Mark R. Vincent
914.666.1200

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