FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG CONGRATULATING THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION ON RECEIVING PRESTIGIOUS EISENBERG NATIONAL HEALTHCARE INNOVATION AWARD
"I would like to congratulate the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and HHC President Alan D. Aviles, for being selected by the country's leading healthcare quality and regulatory agencies, the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, as a recipient of the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Innovation award. HHC received this recognition for making its healthcare performance data accessible and transparent to all patients and consumers via its public website, which also makes it easy to see how the hospitals and nursing homes in our system meet and often exceed state and national benchmarks.
"By voluntarily posting data that no other hospital system shares with the public, HHC has demonstrated its willingness to be accountable for the care delivered to New Yorkers and a commitment that it will promote a culture of continuous improvement.
"I am proud of the extensive transformation our public hospital system has achieved. This recognition validates HHC's growing role as a national model of quality, affordable and accessible healthcare."
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