Phelps Named a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, located in Sleepy Hollow, NY, has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

The Joint Commission included Phelps in its 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” based on the hospital’s success in attaining and sustaining excellence in six areas of measurable performance:  heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, hospital-based psychiatric care and immunizations.

Phelps is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction and one of only four in Westchester County. Phelps was recognized as a 2013 Top Performer last year.

“For the staff at Phelps, quality and patient safety are the number-one priority. We strive to achieve positive patient outcomes by following care processes that have been proven effective,” says Daniel Blum, Phelps President & CEO. “It is gratifying to be named a Top Performer, because it validates the teamwork, knowledge and dedication of all who care for our patients.”

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet performance criteria based on specific 2014 accountability measure data. “Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. I commend the efforts of Phelps Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

For more information on the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.  For information on services at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, go to www.phelpshospital.org.

About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 500 outpatient practices. We care for more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – including 15,000+ nurses and 2,500+ doctors within Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

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