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Schuyler Hospital takes quality program on the road

This May, Schuyler Hospital will present the quality initiative, “Improving the Process for Reporting Critical Test and Procedure Results” at the New York State Association of Healthcare Quality’s Upstate Educational Conference.Earlier this year, the initiative to improve quality and patient safety was nominated for the Healthcare Association of New York State’s (HANYS) Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety, and published in HANYS’ 2008 Profiles in Quality and Patient Safety.Under the leadership of Deborah Bailey, Director of Quality Management for Schuyler Hospital, the initiative resulted in compliance in all areas of the hospital growing to over 97 percent.In June, Bailey will continue her travels to Idaho, as part of the NYS Critical Access Hospital Network’s presentation at the International Rural Nurses Association Annual meeting.”Deb has really taken the Hospital’s quality program to a new level,” said Schuyler Hospital President/CEO Rick Stelzer. “We are pleased to share what our Hospital has been able to accomplish with other facilities, and look forward to continuing to improve our quality for all of our patients and residents.”For more information, contact Deborah Bailey at (607) 535-7121 or baileyd@schuylerhospital.org

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