Recognized for Quality Care
At UHS, we value the high standards that national and state-wide organizations measure when they administer their periodic surveys. We also value input from our patients, visitors and others who let us know how we are doing by participating in surveys and recognizing our employees and services through our “Saying Thanks for Special Care” program. In addition, we set high standards for ourselves in terms of clinical outcomes as well as service excellence. Each department reviews procedures and processes as well as outcomes and every year they set quality goals.
We are delighted to say that each year we are recognized for the quality of our care. We also make progress through our quality improvement process and through participating in regional and national programs.
One of New York’s Best Hospitals - U.S. News & World Report For the third year in a row, the national news magazine U.S. News & World Report has ranked UHS one of the top hospitals in New York State, placing it 29th out of 240 facilities, with special recognition in orthopedics. This underscores UHS’ leadership in providing high-quality, patient-centered care and reflects high marks received from patients in surveys.
UHS Ranked Among Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has named UHS one of the best hospitals in the country for hip and knee replacement surgery. UHS is one of only six hospitals in New York State, and one of only 97 in the entire United States, to receive the designation.
UHS Hospital Achieves National Healthcare Quality Goals
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a major healthcare insurer, has recognized UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s dedication to national quality goals. Excellus stated that UHS Chenango Memorial had achieved an outstanding 100 percent of the quality goals established by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Small Hospital Incentive Program.
UHS Breast Center accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The UHS Breast Center is the first facility in Greater Binghamton to receive three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This places UHS among an elite group of medical centers where the full spectrum of breast care is available and meets the highest clinical standards.
UHS’ Primary Care accredited as Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance
UHS’ primary care offices have achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, D.C. The term Medical Home is used because every patient should have a primary care provider whose office is the home base for their medical needs.
Cancer Program Earned a Perfect Score
In 2010 the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons renewed the accreditation of the UHS Oncology Program, bestowing seven of seven commendations - a perfect score. This is the second consecutive three-year accreditation the UHS Oncology Program has received from the Commission on Cancer. To maintain ACOS accreditation, facilities with approved cancer programs must undergo an exhaustive, on-site review every three years. Only 49 percent of applying health care organizations earn a three-year accreditation with commendation. UHS was commended specifically for such attributes as prevention, early detection and adherence to patient guidelines, as well as for the quality of its cancer registry.
UHS Wilson Medical Center is a New York State Designated Stroke Center
This recognition means we comply with 31 state criteria for quality in specialized stroke care. Most of all, it means you can be confident in our ability to treat your stroke quickly and effectively, using the latest medicines and techniques.
UHS accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
The internationally respected Society of Chest Pain Centers designates UHS as an Accredited Chest Pain Center, reflecting UHS’ high level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive in the Emergency Department with chest pain.
One of the top 500 home care agencies in the United States
UHS Home Care received a 2013 Top 500 Agency HomeCare Elite Recognition. This is a national recognition that affirms UHS’ commitment to high-quality, well-coordinated care of patients in their own homes.
Nationally recognized for Surgical Outcomes
UHS is one of only 28 hospitals around the country to receive special commendation for outstanding surgical outcomes from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons. The program recognizes select hospitals that consistently provide exceptional care to surgical patients with a goal of avoiding complications.
UHS selected by the New York State Department of Health to participate in STAMP quality improvement program to prevent pressure ulcers.
UHS is one of four regional collaboratives selected by the New York State Department of Health to participate in this quality improvement program to prevent pressure ulcers and standardize treatment. STAMP means Success Through Assessment, Management and Prevention. For more information on this initiative, go to the New York State Health Department website.
UHS designated as Provider-Led Medicaid Health Home
The New York State Department of Health has contingently designated UHS a provider-led Medicaid health home, enabling UHS to work with other agencies to improve access to care for Medicaid patients with multiple complex medical issues.
ACRO Accreditation for Radiation Oncology
UHS is driven to achieve the highest quality standards in radiation therapy. That's where the American College of Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation (ACRO) comes in. It assures that we're meeting vigorous and nationally accepted standards for cancer patient safety and radiation oncology care.
ACRO accreditation isn't easy to accomplish. All of our personnel, equipment, and quality assurance and quality control procedures must go through a rigorous review process in order to meet specific requirements.