MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — On the heels of being ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital has been recognized as one of the highest-quality hospitals in the country in The Joint Commission’s recently released annual report Improving America’s Hospitals.
Northern Westchester Hospital announced Thursday that it is one of 16 hospitals in New York that earned this achievement and the only hospital in Westchester County.
Hospitals that made the report's “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” list achieved a score of 95 percent or above under the accrediting commission's standards. Northern Westchester Hospital reached 100 percent on a number of the indicators.
The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit accreditation organization, for excellence in accountability measure performance, specifically pertaining to heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
“Our commitment to providing the highest-quality medical care for our patients underscores everything that we do at Northern Westchester Hospital,” said Joel Seligman, Northern Westchester Hospital’s president and CEO. “Our philosophy of continuous improvement drives us to constantly identify ways to enhance patient care.”
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. It evaluates hospital performance based upon clinical care that is more likely to have a significant impact on patient outcomes for those who have had heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia, or who are undergoing certain surgical procedures; for children with asthma; and for patients receiving inpatient psychiatric care.
According to a statement from the hospital, The Joint Commission’s Top Performers report identifies hospitals in the United States that are providing the right care at the right time for patients.
“The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality,” the statement read.