Awards

Year in and year out, NYC Health + Hospitals provides exceptional, affordable, and compassionate health care to people of all cultures across New York City. NYC Health + Hospitals strives to maintain and improve its health care quality and patient satisfaction while ensuring strict patient safeguards.

NYC Health + Hospitals’ success is recognized by many awards from the national, regional, and state organizations listed here:

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NYC Health + Hospitals Ranked Among New York’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue are all listed in the top regional rankings and top New York State rankings in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s top hospitals. All three ranked #29 overall out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State and #40 overall out of 180 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, which includes Long Island, Westchester, and northern New Jersey. All three were also recognized as “High Performing” in the field of nephrology, indicating they scored in the top 25 percent of all the hospitals and medical centers U.S. News analyzed nationally in that specialty.

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Healthgrades Awards Three NYC Health + Hospitals Facilities

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens earned top performing hospital awards for women’s health services from Healthgrades, a national organization that helps health care consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance.

Nobel Prize of City Government

The Fund for the City of New York has honored numerous NYC Health + Hospitals employees with the Sloan Public Service Award:
2014: Janice Halloran, Administrator in Charge of Emergency Rooms at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
2013: Stanlee Richards, RN, Director of Goldwater Nursing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
2012: Donna Leno Gordon, nurse practitioner from NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
2011: Elva Rodriguez, nurse practitioner in the Women’s Health Service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis
2010: Dr. Julius R. Berger, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

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NYC Health + Hospitals President, Dr. Ram Raju, Named Top Healthcare Leader

Modern Healthcare magazine in 2014 selected NYC Health + Hospitals President Dr. Ram Raju among the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” and “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.” Dr. Raju was also on both lists in 2013.

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NYC Health + Hospitals Primary Care Practices Recertified as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Continuing NYC Health + Hospitals’ commitment to the highest level of primary care, the primary care practices in all locations have achieved the highest accreditation possible, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Doctor Receives Laubenstein Award for HIV/AIDS Care Efforts

Yvette Calderon, MD, MS has been recognized by the New York State Department of Health with the Laubenstein Award for leading NYC Health + Hospitals’ efforts to combat HIV/AIDS through innovative programs that engage underserved communities and at-risk populations.

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Ranked Among the Best Hospitals in New York City and State

Two NYC Health + Hospitals facilities made the top regional rankings in the 2013 Best Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report and were listed among the top 50 of 720 hospitals that are high-performing in one or more categories.

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Best in Queens and One of the Safest Hospitals in New York State for Cardiac Interventions

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst leads all Queens hospitals with the best overall safety rating, according to the latest report by the New York State Department of Health for angioplasty.

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U.S. News & World Report Gives Highest Rating to Two NYC Health + Hospitals Facilities in its 2013 “Best Nursing Homes” List

NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View and NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler both received a five star rating and NYC Health + Hospitals/McKinney Nursing Center received four stars.

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Reducing Infections Wins IPRO Quality Award

NYC Health + Hospitals received the award in recognition of our organization-wide commitment to quality improvement and specifically for our reduction since 2011 of health care associated infections. IPRO’s awards are presented annually to New York State health care providers that have achieved significant quality-focused goals.

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Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality

The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission recognized NYC Health + Hospitals with the John M. Eisenberg Award for HHC In Focus, its special web site where the public can review how NYC Health + Hospitals facilities compare to state and national benchmarks on important quality and performance indicators. The award recognizes NYC Health + Hospitals’ work to make quality and safety data transparent and its commitment to system-wide performance improvement.

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Palliative Care Wins Circle of Life Award

NYC Health + Hospitals’ system-wide palliative care program was awarded a Circle of Life Citation of Honor, the first time that such an honor was bestowed on a public hospital system. NYC Health + Hospitals’ program was judged to be among the top eight of more than 100 national competitors.

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IT Leader

NYC Health + Hospitals President Alan Aviles received the coveted CEO IT Achievement Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Modern Healthcare Magazine for leadership in the use of information technology to advance health care excellence.

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NYC Health + Hospitals Doctors Hailed Among New York’s “Best”

New York magazine, in its annual list of the Best Doctors in the City, each year hails NYC Health + Hospitals physicians throughout the public hospital system as outstanding in their field.

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Two NYC Health + Hospitals facilities were honored with prizes in the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Competition

  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens receive a Citation of Merit recognizing its exceptionally effective approach to reducing disparities in care through its strong ties to the community, and its high level of community accountability.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln received a Quest for Quality award for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.

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Top Awards for Patient Safety and Community Health

NYC Health + Hospitals’ North Bronx Health Network, which includes NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, received the HANYS (Healthcare Association of New York State) Pinnacle Award for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the outstanding success of its Violence Reduction Protocol in psychiatric services. HANYS also awarded NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull the Honorable Mention for a Community Health Improvement Award for their Artist Access Program.

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First to be Designated “Baby-Friendly”

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem is the first hospital in New York City to receive the coveted “Baby Friendly” certification granted by Baby-Friendly USA, part of a global initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Initiative selects hospitals and birthing centers that successfully implement the recommended 10 steps of a comprehensive breastfeeding program.

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Joint Commission Top Award

NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View earned the 2007 Ernest Amory Codman Award from The Joint Commission for excellence in the use of outcomes measurement to achieve improvements in the quality and safety of health care.

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First to be Designated “Baby-Friendly”

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem is the first hospital in New York City to receive the coveted “Baby Friendly” certification granted by Baby-Friendly USA, part of a global initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Initiative selects hospitals and birthing centers that successfully implement the recommended 10 steps of a comprehensive breastfeeding program.


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