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St. Mary’s Hospital for Children earns 2022 national quality award

St. Mary's Hospital for Children 2022 quality award
Photo courtesy of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a recipient of the Silver 2022 Achievement in Quality Award. This award recognizes providers that have demonstrated improved quality outcomes for staff, residents and individuals with disabilities in long term and post-acute care.

St. Mary’s will be presented with the award during AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, from Oct. 9-12.

“This award is a testament to the commitment to excellence and hard work of our dedicated team,” St. Mary’s Hospital for Children President and CEO Dr. Edwin Simpser said. “We’d like to thank the AHCA/NCAL for this honor, as well as the incredible children and families at St. Mary’s who serve as an inspiration to us all despite facing tremendous challenges.”

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children was the only New York state organization to receive the 2022 Silver Award. It has improved outcomes through innovative approaches in key areas, including quality of care, patient and family satisfaction. This has allowed it to consistently achieve a five-star rating from the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, the hospital is recognized for for its unique and innovative programs including its intensive feeding program, Locomotor spinal cord injury program and its successful ventilator weaning program.

“I applaud St. Mary’s for reaching this important milestone in their quality journey,” AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board Chair Tammy Kelly said. “This achievement celebrates the commitment and fortitude of St. Mary’s to find ways to enhance the lives of its residents and staff.”

Since the 1870s, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children has acted as the primary provider of long-term and rehabilitative care for New York’s most critically ill and injured children. It is one of just a handful of organizations across the country dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care and education to children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

AHCA/NCAL represents over 14,000 nonprofit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care by delivering solutions for quality care.

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