BOLTON LANDING – For a second year in a row, Bassett Hospital received a Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety from HANYS, the Healthcare Association of New York State, meeting at The Sagamore resort here.
“This year, Bassett was recognized for its highly successful work to improve outcomes of patients living with diabetes and hypertension,” President/CEO Vance Brown and COO Ronette Wiley said in a statement.
Also receiving Pinnacles this year are NYU Langone Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital.
According to the citation, Bassett “established an interdisciplinary team comprised of clinicians, data specialists, and quality improvement experts to facilitate continuous improvements in patients’ health outcomes and experience in the transformation to the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) model, in which the quality of care across the healthcare continuum is prioritized by tying it to healthcare providers’ financial health.”
The Cooperstown hospital’s initiative increased hypertension control increased by 11%, depression screening by 98%, and nephropathy screening in diabetic patients by 7%..