|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2006
NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOSPITALS TAKE THE LEAD IN STATE-WIDE HEALTHCARE QUALITY RANKINGS
As part of a continuing upward trend in healthcare excellence, 11 acute care facilities operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) ranked among the highest in the City for the quality of care afforded patients admitted for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and for surgery-related infection prevention, according to data published yesterday by the New York State Department of Health on a web site comparing hospital quality throughout the state.
- For heart attack care, 5 of the top 10 hospitals are HHC facilities, with Coney Island Hospital ranked number 1 in the city.
- For pneumonia care, 5 of the top 10 hospitals in NYC are again HHC facilities, with Coney Island and Harlem hospitals ranked numbers 1 and 2, respectively.
- For surgical site infection prevention, 5 of the top 6 hospitals in NYC are all HHC facilities, with Metropolitan, Lincoln, Queens, Kings County, and Elmhurst hospitals ranked numbers 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectively.
- For heart failure, 4 of the top 5 also are HHC facilities, with Lincoln, Queens, Woodhull, and Jacobi hospitals ranked numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
"In recent years, our dedicated staff has worked diligently to incorporate evidence-based best practices into our patient care. As a result we have become increasingly confident that our HHC hospitals compare favorably with the best of New York City’s voluntary hospitals. We are pleased that the State Health Department's new comparison web site now makes this important information available to the public." said Alan D. Aviles, HHC’s President.
There are 70 New York City hospitals scored for quality on the web site. The comparison rankings can be viewed at http://hospitals.nyhealth.gov