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Awards and Recognition
External Awards

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is in the top 5% in the nation for prostatectomy surgery, according to a report from HealthGrades. October 2012

Mount Sinai Beth Israel was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • America's Best 100 Hospitals
    • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostatectomy™ in 2013
  • Orthopedic
    • 2012 Joint Commission in Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement Surgery and Spinal Fusion Surgery
    • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement in 2013
  • Individual
    • Recipient of the HealthGrades Prostatectomy Excellence Award™ in 2013
    • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostatectomy in 2013
    • Ranked #6 in NY for Prostatectomy in 2013
    • Ranked Among the Top 10 in NY for Prostatectomy in 2013 (Ranked 6 in 2013)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Prostatectomy in 2013
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Cholecystectomy for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Appendectomy
    • Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt earned the National LGBT Healthcare Equality Designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This is the fourth year in a row that our hospitals has received this designation.July 2013
  • Continuum Cancer Centers of New York (CCCNY) has earned a three-year Network accreditation, with Gold Level Commendation, from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. May 2013
  • Mount Sinai Health System has been named one of the "Top 10 Hospital Systems" in the United States by DiversityInc, the country's leading organization in advancing and recognizing excellence in diversity management. Mount Sinai Health System debuts on this year's list at number four, joining some of the country's most prestigious academic medical centers and health systems. May 2013
  • For the second year in a row, Beth Israel received a prestigious national award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative for eliminating or reducing health care-associated (HAIs). BI was one of eight hospitals nationwide to receive the award at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses' 2013 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in Boston this past May. May 2013
  • Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt received American Heart Association/American Stroke Association "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for their success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients. May 2013
  • For the second year in a row, Beth Israel received a prestigious "Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections" from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Healthcare Quality and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative. May 2013
  • Beth Israel was cited as one of the top 25 U.S. hospitals performing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery by Orthopedics This Week. This designation was based on Beth Israel's high volume of ACL surgeries, low costs and low complication rate. April 2013
  • Beth Israel's Mirken Department of Neurology was designated as a National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Center of Excellence for treating Parkinson's disease. The Mirken Department has been an NPF Center of Excellence since 1996, and it is renowned for its outstanding Parkinson's research, care and outreach. October 2012
  • Beth Israel's orthopedics program recently was named Becker's Hospital Review's list of "100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs." Becker's deems these hospitals and programs "great" because of their reputations - whether or not they treat professional athletes - their cutting-edge research, and the number of procedures they perform each year. August 2012
  • Mount Sinai Health System and its member hospitals were designated as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care systems in the United States, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association. Mount Sinai Health System has achieved this designation multiple times. July 2012
  • In 2012, Beth Israel’s Heart Institute received an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get with the Guidelines” Heart Failure Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Beth Israel for attaining outstanding standards of care for heart failure. July 2012
  • Beth Israel has received a prestigious national award recognizing it for “Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in the Elimination of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC). June 2012 Mount Sinai Beth Israel and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai are among those hospitals listed in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” annual survey. Under the specialty of “Ear, Nose and Throat,” NYEE ranks 41st and Beth Israel ranks 45th, and under the specialty of Ophthalmology, NYEE ranks 13th.
  • Beth Israel was chosen as one of seven nonprofit health organizations to share in more than $1.2 million in funding from the New York State Department of Health for demonstration projects focusing on the prevention of infections acquired in hospitals.
  • Beth Israel was declared a premium specialty center and awarded three stars by United HealthCare for its spine surgery and total joint replacement programs. The designation means that BI meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care for these two specialties.
  • Beth Israel was recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its treatment of cardiac and stroke patients by using the “Get with the Guidelines” Program, a hospital-based quality improvement program designed to ensure that hospitals consistently care for cardiac and stroke patients following the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations.
  • Beth Israel has been selected by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement as one of the first “mentor hospitals” for a new infection prevention initiative, which will focus on reducing Foley catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
  • Beth Israel, for the second year in a row, has earned “Quality Respiratory Recognition” under a national American Association for Respiratory Care program that helps patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals.
  • Beth Israel’s 1199 infection prevention coaches received an award for their efforts to improve hand hygiene and the environment of care, and reduce infections at the Petrie and Kings Highway Division at the recent 1199 Quality and Service Conference in Manhattan.
  • “ADVANCE for Nurses,” a national biweekly newsmagazine published by Merion Publications, Inc., announced that Beth Israel has been selected by registered nurses as one of the “top hospitals” in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area in the magazine’s second annual “Readers’ Choice” survey.

Annual Board of Trustees Quality and Patient Safety Award
2012 Award Winners
Representative Organization: Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt and Mount Sinai Beth Israel – Petrie Division

The team conducted antimicrobial, antiretroviral, and positive blood culture reviews that resulted in more than 3,600 interventions that prevented medication errors or improved antibiotic-related therapies.

Team Leaders: Tomasz Jodlowski, PharmD, Beth Israel Petrie; George McKinley, MD, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt; Alanna Farrel, PharmD, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt; Jorg Ruhe, MD, Beth Israel Petrie; with participation of staff from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pharmacy

Honorable Mentions

  • Representative Organization: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Design, Implementation and Realized Gains of a Comprehensive Three-Year Quality and Patient Safety Initiative in Obstetrics

    The team significantly reduced the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Adverse Outcomes Index by analyzing data and implementing new quality-focused initiatives.

    Team Leaders: Arnold Friedman, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Michael R. Berman, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Labor and Delivery; and a team of gynecologists and nurses

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