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NYU Langone’s Brooklyn hospital recognized among Top 10 Med Centers

Inpatient deaths decreased at facility since 2016 merger

September 22, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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NYU Langone Health — a system that includes a hospital in Sunset Park, as well as outpatient locations across the borough and other facilities in Manhattan and Long Island — has been recognized as No. 1 in quality and safety for inpatient and outpatient care by Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement organization.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, which is located at 150 55th St., and NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island each placed in the top 10 of the Birnbaum Quality Leadership ranking of specialized complex care medical centers.

As a whole, NYU Langone Health’s growing ambulatory network received the Ambulatory Quality and Accountability Award from Vizient that honors NYU Langone as the No. 1 physician practice out of 55 networks. NYU Langone has also been ranked among the top performers in outpatient care every year since the Ambulatory Award was created.

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“No other health system in the country has our aggregate of top quality and safety rankings from respected arbiters including this most recent leadership designation from Vizient,” says Robert I. Grossman, MD, CEO of NYU Langone Health and dean of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Earlier this year, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that since the Sunset Park hospital, formerly known as Lutheran Medical Center, became part of the NYU health network in 2016, in-hospital mortality there declined from 2.6 percent to 1.9 percent. The hospital also saw a 33 percent improvement in catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

In announcing the new development, NYU Langone also called attention to its Family Health Services network, Among the services the network’s community health centers provide are primary care for adults, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric care, dental care, behavioral health services and more. The health centers are all in Brooklyn — in Flatbush, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and several in Sunset Park.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, NYU Langone accepted Vizient’s Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for superior performance in patient care and the Ambulatory Quality and Accountability Award for excellence in outpatient care. Vizient is the nation’s largest healthcare performance improvement organization, and it counts among its membership 97 percent of academic medical centers in the United States.

NYU Langone has been ranked among the top performers in outpatient care every year since the Ambulatory Award was created in 2015, in recognition of its excellence in delivering high-quality care in five key domains: access to care, quality, efficiency, continuum of care and equity. NYU Langone’s outpatient network is made up of more than 320 locations in the New York metropolitan area and in Florida.

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