Awards, Designations and Accreditations

Schuyler Hospital Computed Tomography (CT) Services Accredited

Schuyler Hospital’s Computed Tomography (CT) has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  This is a stringent process and the gold standard of accreditation. This accreditation ensures that Schuyler Hospital’s CT meets nationally-accepted standards of care.

Schuyler Hospital Mammography Services Re-Accredited

Schuyler Hospital has recently been re-accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for mammography.  The 3-year re-accreditation recognizes the Hospital’s mammography services for achieving high practice standards following a rigorous peer-review evaluation.  Learn More

 

Schuyler Hospital Wins HANYS Community Health Improvement Award

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) presented its 2017 Community Health Improvement Award to Schuyler Hospital in recognition of outstanding initiatives to improve the health of our community.

The award was presented at HANYS’ 49th Annual Membership Conference.  Learn More

 

Cayuga Center for Wound Healing Recognized for Clinical Excellence

In March, the Cayuga Center for Wound Healing was recognized national award from Healogics for clinical excellence.  The Center achieved a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days.

 

Schuyler Orthopedics Staff Recognized Patient Satisfaction

The Schuyler Hospital staff of the Cayuga Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine was recognized in March by Survey Vitals as a Top 10% Winner in Patient Satisfaction for 2016.

Schuyler Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
Schuyler Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Learn More

For 13th Year, Schuyler Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award
(February) Schuyler Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department has once again earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) award from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). This is a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15% of the hospitals in the United States, have applied for and received this award. Schuyler Hospital has received the QRCR award every year since it was first awarded in 2003. Learn More

Schuyler Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
Schuyler Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Learn More

For 13th Year, Schuyler Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award
(February) Schuyler Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department has once again earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) award from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). This is a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15% of the hospitals in the United States, have applied for and received this award. Schuyler Hospital has received the QRCR award every year since it was first awarded in 2003. Learn More

Schuyler Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” for 2015 Recognition from The Joint Commission
(November) Schuyler Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Schuyler Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.” This data-driven report critically evaluates hospital performance on evidence-based care processes for treating conditions such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and stroke, with an emphasis on increasing healthy outcomes.  Schuyler Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States, and just one of 29 out of 198 total hospitals in New York State, to achieve the Top Performer distinction.

Schuyler Hospital Recognized by NYS Cancer Registry
(September) For the fourth year in a row, Schuyler Hospital has been recognized by the New York State Cancer Registry for “Completeness and Timeliness of Cancer Reporting.” The recognition specifically praises the Hospital’s Medical Records Department for meeting the requirement of reporting every six months on the number of cancer patients admitted or observed by Schuyler Hospital.

Schuyler Hospital’s Lab Reaccredited by Joint Commission
(July) Schuyler Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Schuyler Hospital’s Laboratory Services Department underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey this spring. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

For 12th Year, Schuyler Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award, Plus Accredited for Echocardiograms
(April) Schuyler Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department has once again earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) award from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). This is a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15% of the hospitals in the United States, have applied for and received this award. Schuyler Hospital has received the QRCR award every year since it was first awarded in 2003. In addition, Schuyler Hospital has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation commission Echocardiography for Adult Transthoracic Echocardiograms.

Schuyler Hospital Nominated for HANYS Pinnacle Award for “Flu Vaccine Challenge”
(September) Schuyler Hospital was nominated for the Healthcare Association of New York States (HANYS) Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety. The nomination recognized Schuyler Hospital’s ongoing efforts to improve quality and safety – specifically through the hospital’s “Flu Vaccine Challenge” last fall. It is published in the HANYS booklet, “Pinnacle Award Nominations for Quality and Patient Safety 2014.”

Schuyler Hospital Mammography Services Pass US FDA Inspection With No Discrepancies
(July) Schuyler Hospital’s Radiology Department has once again passed the US FDA’s annual MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) inspection with no discrepancies. Congress enacted MQSA to ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. The rigorous inspection evaluates equipment, staff credentials and training, policies, and performance – including  quality, proper film identification, proper reporting, and proper documentation.

For 11th Year, Schuyler Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award
(March) Schuyler Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department has once again earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) award from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). This is a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15% of the hospitals in the United States, have applied for and received this award. Schuyler Hospital has received the award every year since it was first awarded in 2003.

Schuyler Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission
(November) Schuyler Hospital was recently named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.  Schuyler Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for pneumonia.  Schuyler Hospital is one of only 45 hospitals in New York State, and one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S., earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Schuyler Hospital Recognized by NYS Cancer Registry
(September) For the second year in a row, Schuyler Hospital has been recognized by the New York State Cancer Registry for Completeness and Timeliness of Cancer Reporting.” The recognition specifically praises the Hospital’s Medical Records Department for meeting the requirement of reporting every six months on the number of cancer patients admitted or observed by Schuyler Hospital.

Schuyler Hospital’s Lab Reaccredited by Joint Commission
(August) Schuyler Hospital’s Laboratory has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in laboratories. The accreditation award recognizes the Schuyler Hospital Lab’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.  The Lab underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey earlier this month. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the Lab for compliance with standards of care that directly affect the quality and safety of diagnostic services and patient care.

Schuyler Hospital Awarded Re-Accreditation from Joint Commission
(June) Schuyler Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Schuyler Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Schuyler Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in this spring. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Schuyler Hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.  The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts and patients.

Schuyler Hospital Earns Recognition for Quality of Care
(June) Schuyler Hospital was recently awarded IPRO’s 2013 Quality Award for Organization-Wide Commitment to Quality Improvement. The award, given annually by IPRO, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and Medicaid Review Agent for New York State, recognizes Schuyler Hospital for their organization-wide commitment to improving the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.  IPRO praised Schuyler Hospital staff for voluntarily and successfully report hospital inpatient and outpatient data to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), as well as participating in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction and meaningful use.  In addition, Schuyler Hospital was applauded for their ongoing involvement with quality improvement projects and efforts to improve patient care through networking with other hospitals and community partners.