Adirondack Health's work to achieve and maintain high levels of quality care has not gone unnoticed. In 2017, a number of independent organizations recognized us for our commitment to the people and processes that contribute to patient satisfaction and improve overall outcomes.
Excellus Quality Leader Award
For five consecutive years, Adirondack Health has received the Quality Leader Award from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Quality Leader Award recognizes the outstanding work done by Adirondack Health’s hospital staff to help patients avoid hospital acquired infections. This not only improves the quality of care patients receive, but also reduces the costs associated with hospitalization.
NYSPQC Obstetrical Quality Improvement Award
Adirondack Health has delivered babies for more than a century. The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC), an initiative of the New York State Department of Health, recognized Adirondack Health for ensuring that at least 80% of women were evaluated for risk of hemorrhage during labor and - prior to discharge - educated on the signs and symptoms of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
Adirondack Health's Stafford New Life Center also scored 93 out of 100 possible points on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2015 survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC). The Stafford New Life Center's 93% score places Adirondack Health significantly above both the national average score (79%) and the New York State average score (82%). The biannual, national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings evaluates participating healthcare providers against best practice criteria including labor and delivery care, breastfeeding assistance, facility discharge and staff training.
AHA 2017 Healthcare's Most Wired
Adirondack Health was named a 2017 Most Wired Hospital by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum. Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.