Saint Peter's: Award-Winning Health Care

High Performing Hospitals

US News & Wolrd Report sifted data from nearly 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians to rank hospitals in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation were among the factors weighed. Only 153 hospitals were nationally ranked in a specialty in 2016-17. The Honor Roll recognizes 20 hospitals for exceptional care in the specialties and in common procedures and conditions.

"A" Hospital Safety Score

The Hospital Safety Score is a public service provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system. The Hospital Safety Score is becoming the gold standard measure of patient safety, cited in MSNBC, The New York Times, and AARP The Magazine. 

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

When your breast center achieves accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) you can be assured that it is held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast.

Our coalition of professional organizations, the NAPBC, works together to provide the most efficient and contemporary breast care using scientific evidence about what works best for patients. At NAPBC we monitor compliance to our standards at each accredited breast center. Our NAPBC Board is composed of leadership from many medical disciplines and upholds nationally recognized quality performance measures for breast cancer treatment. We are administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which for more than 100 years has led national and international initiatives to improve quality in hospitals.

NICHE Designated Hospital

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults.  The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing has over 680 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital and other healthcare organization's efforts to serve its communities.

Magnet Recognized American Nurses Credentialing Center

American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program® is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Organizations that achieve Magnet recognition are part of an esteemed group that demonstrates superior nursing practices and outcomes.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 healthcare 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.

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, cancer programs have access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at their facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.

Best Regional Hospitals - US News

U.S. News created Best Regional Hospitals in 2011 to provide consumers who want to stay close to home with an overall assessment of their region's hospitals across multiple areas of care. To be recognized regionally, a hospital must have been either nationally ranked in one of the 12 specialties in which objective data primarily determine a hospital's performance, or received ratings of high performing in four or more of those specialties or the procedures and conditions.

Beacon Award for Excellence

The Beacon Award for Excellence lauds North American hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes. Recipients of a Gold Beacon Award demonstrate excellence in sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. Silver-level recipients demonstrate continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care. Bronze-level awardees demonstrate success in developing, deploying and integrating unit-based performance criteria for optimal outcomes.

American Diabetes Association

Education Recognition by the American Diabetes Association, the largest and most widely known organization in the field of diabetes (and one of only two bodies deemed as National Accrediting Organization of DSMT programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) identifies quality diabetes self-management education services that meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

The American Association of Respiratory Cares’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) is a measure of healthcare leadership working under the strictest standards in the industry.


 

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