|Palliative Care Wins Circle of Life Award|
HHC’s 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. HHC’s program was judged to be among the top eight of more than 100 national competitors.
|Quest for Quality Award|
Queens Hospital Center became the first municipal public health facility to receive a Citation of Merit, the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Competition. The prize recognizes Queens’ exceptionally effective approach to reducing disparities in care through its strong ties to the community, and its high level of community accountability.
|Nurse Practitioner Elva Rodriguez wins Sloan Award for Public Service |
Elva Rodriguez, a nurse practitioner in the Women’s Health Service at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Center, was honored with a Sloan Award for Public Service. For 23 years, Ms. Rodriguez has been an inspiration and mentor to her colleagues, and a compassionate and caring nurse to her patients.
|HHC Program Wins National Association of Public Health Safety Net Award |
The National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems recognized Kings County with a Safety Net Award in the Health Information Technology category for its use of healthcare IT to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections in its surgical intensive care unit.
|AMDA Award for Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home |
Sea View won an American Medical Directors Association Foundation Evercare Award for improving the quality of life for people residing in nursing homes through effective palliative care. Sea View’s palliative care program, which began in 2004, has led to positive outcomes for patients, and internal surveys show resident satisfaction with care remains consistently high.
|Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality|
The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission recognized HHC with the 2008 John M. Eisenberg Award for HHC In Focus, its special web site where the public can review how HHC facilities compare to state and national benchmarks on a important quality indicators. The award recognizes HHC's work to make quality and safety data transparent and its commitment to system-wide performance improvement.
|Top Awards for Patient Safety and Community Health |
The 2008 HANYS (Healthcare Association of New York State) Pinnacle Award for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety has been given to HHC's North Bronx Health Network. The Network, which includes Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital, was also recognized for the outstanding success of its Violence Reduction Protocol in psychiatric services. HANYS awarded Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center the Honorable Mention for a 2008 Community Health Improvement Award for their Artist Access Program.
|First to be Designated "Baby-Friendly"|
Harlem Hospital Center 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.
|Joint Commission Top Award |
Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home 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.
|Champs in Fighting Asthma and Lung Disease|
HHC earned the 2007 Life and Breath Award by the American Lung Association for outstanding contributions to the prevention of lung disease in New York City.
HHC's Generations Plus Northern Manhattan Health Network comprised of Lincoln, Harlem and Metropolitan Hospitals and HHC's Queens Health Network comprised of Queens and Elmhurst Hospitals both earned the coveted Nicholas E. Davies Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for excellence in using electronic health records to improve healthcare delivery.
HHC 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 healthcare excellence.
|HHC Doctors Hailed Among New York's "Best" |
New York magazine, in its annual list of the Best Doctors in the City, each year hails HHC physicians throughout the public hospital system as outstanding in their field.