Dr. Peter Fleischut Honored for Improving Patient Experience

Sep 17, 2015

New York

Dr. Peter Fleischut has been honored with the Vanguard Award for Using Technology to Improve the Patient Experience from the City & State Reports 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Dr. Fleischut is the chief innovation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian and was nominated in the healthcare, hospital & pharmaceuticals category.

"The care of our patients is our top priority, and Dr. Fleischut has helped spearhead our efforts to implement innovations and technology that streamline care among our providers and improve the experience for patients and their families while in the hospital," said Aurelia Boyer, senior vice president and chief information officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "We are thrilled he has been recognized for his achievements."

Since launching its Innovation Center in 2014, NewYork-Presbyterian has developed a variety of tools to enhance the patient experience. The tablet program allows inpatients to access their health information and contact their nurse directly from their beds, while e-whiteboards display a patient's care team, upcoming tests and other information to keep patients and their families well-informed. Auto-texting also helps update family members on the status of their loved ones who are in surgery. In addition, the innovation team launched NYPConnect, a mobile application that expedites treatment and consults by improving and improves communication between providers.

Through the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, City & State Reports honors New Yorkers who have successfully promoted the principals of corporate social responsibility, which encompass everything from philanthropy to environmentalism to the treatment of workers in the developing world. City & State Reports is an affiliate of City & State Magazine. The series is conducted in partnership with the City University of New York and Baruch College.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more than 6,700 affiliated physicians and almost 22,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2014, including some 14,000 infant deliveries and more than 262,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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