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HANYS Presents 2018 Pinnacle Awards for Quality and Patient Safety

Presented annually, the Pinnacle Awards for Quality and Patient Safety highlight New York providers’ great achievement in improving healthcare delivery. This year, 115 organizations across the care continuum submitted nominations.

HANYS presented its 2018 Pinnacle Awards to providers in four categories:

  • system or hospital with more than 500 beds,
  • hospital with 200 to 500 beds,
  • hospital with less than 200 beds, and
  • post-acute/outpatient provider.

HANYS’ 2018 Pinnacle Award winners are listed below. Expanded details for each award-winning program can be found in our press release.

Dr. James Anderson, Medical Director for Behavioral Health and Integrated Services, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of Bassett Healthcare Network; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS Vice President of External Affairs (left); and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital Dr. James Anderson, Medical Director for Behavioral Health and Integrated Services, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of Bassett Healthcare Network; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS Vice President of External Affairs (left); and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital.

Bassett Healthcare Network received HANYS' Pinnacle Award for the category of Post-Acute or Outpatient Provider for Using Project ECHO to Spread Primary Care-Based Buprenorphine Management for Opioid Addiction: Life-Saving System Transformation.

Watch our video to learn more about Bassett Healthcare Network’s initiative and its results.

 

Christopher Cells, RN-BC, CPHQ, MSN, Director of Nursing Informatics and Performance Improvement (second from left), and Robert Ehlers, Director of Physical Therapy, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS Vice President of External Relations (left); and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital (right) Christopher Cells, RN-BC, CPHQ, MSN, Director of Nursing Informatics and Performance Improvement (second from left), and Robert Ehlers, Director of Physical Therapy, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS Vice President of External Relations (left); and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital (right).

St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, part of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island system received HANYS’ Pinnacle Award for the category of Hospital with Less than 200 Beds for Improving Organizational Efficiencies: The Cultural, Clinical, and Operational Benefits of Establishing a Robust Safe Patient Handling.

Watch our video to learn more about St. Joseph Hospital’s initiative and its results.

Thomas Ockers, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS’ Vice President of External Affairs (left); and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital. Thomas Ockers, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS’ Vice President of External Affairs (left); and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, part of the Catholic Health Services of Long Island system, received HANYS’ Pinnacle Award for the category of Hospital with 200 to 500 Beds for Reducing Hospital Contaminated Blood Culture Rate Through Organizational Transparency and Surveillance of Individualized Collector Rates.

Watch our video to learn more about Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s initiative and its results.

Mark Solazzo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of Northwell Health; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS Vice President of External Affairs (left), and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital. Mark Solazzo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, accepted the Pinnacle Award on behalf of Northwell Health; pictured here with Nick Henley, HANYS Vice President of External Affairs (left), and Dr. Robert Panzer, HANYS’ Quality Steering Committee Chairman and Associate Vice President for Patient Care Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital.

Northwell Health received HANYS’ Pinnacle Award for the category of System or Hospital with More than 500 Beds for Path of Least Resistance: An Organization-wide Approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Watch our video to learn more about Northwell Health’s initiative and its results.

Published July 5, 2018