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Dec 14, 2015

2015 Annual Report
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety, for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, venous thromboembolism and stroke.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

This is the second year NYP/Hudson Valley has been recognized as a Top Performer. NYP/Hudson Valley was recognized in 2014 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care in 2013.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases;
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

Bobby Janda, MD, and William J. Higgins, MD, MBA, join the Quality and Patient Safety staff in celebrating their recognition by The Joint Commission. From LEFT are: Dr. Janda; Sue Geraci; Suzanne Horgan; Mary Kincart, VP; Stephanie Allen; and Dr. Higgins.

"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions," said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, President and CEO, The Joint Commission.

"We understand what matters most to patients at our Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to consistently review and improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes," said John C. Federspiel, NYP/Hudson Valley President. "The Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer because it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire staff."

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit