U.S. News & World Report Recognizes NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island as High Performing in Heart Failure
Aug 16, 2018
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island announced today that it has been recognized as a “High Performing” hospital in heart failure for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. The recognition signifies that the hospital performed significantly better in heart failure than the national average for hospitals.
“It is an honor to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our high-quality care for heart failure,” said William A. Brown, chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. “We see the recognition in our patients’ faces for the compassionate and expert care we provide every day. This external recognition reaffirms the high quality of our care.”
Among the underlying measures, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island received an evaluation of “excellent” for survival rate, arguably the most important measure. It also received “excellent” for how often patients are discharged directly home instead of to another facility and for the volume of heart failure patients—a higher number of patients is associated with better outcomes.
The cardiology division of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island offers diagnostic and clinical services for both inpatients and outpatients. The nine-bed coronary care unit and five-bed cardiac recovery unit are staffed by full-time attending cardiologists and cardiology fellows. Outpatient cardiac clinic services are provided for patients discharged from the hospital for follow-up and consultation services.
The hospital is equipped with a cardiac catheterization laboratory, where tests and procedures are performed to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. The lab features imaging equipment used to see the arteries and examine blood flow to and from the heart.
Inpatients at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island are assigned a case manager who follows the patient throughout the healing journey within the hospital and after discharge. After hospital discharge, the case manager follows up with the patient at the 48-hour, 2-week, and 4-week marks; and ensures that the patient schedules and attends follow-up appointments, fills and picks up medications, and more.
“Our patients are our number-one priority,” said Terence Brady, MD, chief medical officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. “We have implemented policies and procedures to ensure that we provide them with the best care and patient experience possible, and our heart failure outcomes reflect those efforts.”
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