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NYU Langone Health Receives Top Honors from Vizient, Inc. for Quality Leadership Performance

NYU Langone Health has received two awards for delivering outstanding patient care from Vizient, Inc., formerly the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). On Thursday, September 14, NYU Langone accepted the 2017 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance, and for the third year in a row, NYU Langone’s faculty group practice network received the Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care in an outpatient setting. The awards were presented Thursday evening during the 2017 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Denver.

“Quality and safety is the driving force behind patient care at NYU Langone, and is at the crux of bringing our services to the surrounding communities where our patients live and work,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone. “The results of these studies represent measureable, transparent, actionable data for clinicians, which are captured each year to improve and track performance on an ongoing basis. I am incredibly proud of our entire team, including those within our growing ambulatory network, for achieving these significant recognitions from Vizient year after year.”

The Ambulatory Care Quality Leadership Award

The Vizient 2017 Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award recognizes NYU Langone for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality, patient-centered, efficient and effective outpatient care. This marks the third consecutive year that NYU Langone’s Clinical Affairs and Affiliates team has been ranked No. 1 of participating medical centers nationwide who are included in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study. The study measured performance in five areas: access to care; capacity and throughput; quality and efficiency; continuum of care; and equity from eligible academic medical centers and community hospital members.

“As our ambulatory network continues to grow, NYU Langone fosters a culture of collaboration and accountability, and maintains a laser focus on results,” says Andrew W. Brotman, MD, senior vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy at NYU Langone. “Our dedicated care teams across NYU Langone Health are unified in this mission, and we are delighted to receive this well-deserved national recognition on their behalf for the high level of quality and safe care they provide to our patients every day.”

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award

The Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, named in memory of NYU Langone’s former Chief of Hospital Operations and UHC board member, recognizes NYU Langone for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on five key organizational characteristics: shared sense of purpose; hands-on leadership style; vertical and horizontal accountability; a focus on results; and collaboration. This year, 107 academic medical centers and 161 community hospitals were included in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

NYU Langone’s Continued Commitment to Delivering Outstanding Patient Care

For five consecutive years, NYU Langone has received top rankings for overall patient safety and quality of care from Vizient. Additionally, NYU Langone is one of the top ranked hospitals in the country on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” In 2016, NYU Langone also received The Gold Seal of Approval® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, reflecting a commitment to high-quality patient care. Our nurses are also recognized for excellence in the care they provide, receiving Magnet® status for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet® status is an honor achieved by only 7 percent of hospitals in the United States.

Vizient, the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, represents the integration of Voluntary Hospitals of America, Inc., UHC, and Novation, which combined in 2015.

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