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Awards & Recognition

 

Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers Awarded for Outstanding Patient Experience

PressGaney2014The Department of Ambulatory Surgery at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers has been recognized as a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc for outstanding patient experience. This award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently sustain performance in the top 5% of Press Ganey clients over the course of one year.

October 2014

Hospitals, Doctors, Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians Winners of the Readers Choice Award

Readers of our community newspapers were asked to vote for their favorites in several categories. Beverly Hospital took the gold; Addison Gilbert Hospital, the bronze award.  Many of our doctors and pediatric practices were the first choice of many in our community.  The list of winners are below.  Congratulations to all!

readers choice 2012

DOCTOR/PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN OR PEDIATRICIAN

Garden City Pediatrics, Beverly / Gold
Family Medicine Associates, Manchester / Silver
North Shore Pediatrics, Danvers / Bronze

Regional Favorites

Beverly
#1 Choice - Garden City Pediatrics
Honorable Mention - Jacob S. Kriteman, M.D.
Honorable Mention - David M. Driscoll, D.O.

Boxford/Topsfield
#1 Choice - Dana Mann, M.D. [now practicing at Family Medicine Associates in Middleton]
Honorable Mention - Kristina Jackson, M.D. [now practicing at Danvers Medical Associates]

Danvers
#1 Choice - North Shore Pediatrics
Honorable Mention - John Malolepsy, M.D.
Honorable Mention - Steven Keenholtz, M.D.

Gloucester/Essex/Manchester/Rockport
#1 Choice - Family Medicine Associates, Manchester
Honorable Mention - Thomas Pearce, M.D., Gloucester
Honorable Mention - Steven A. Barrett, M.D., Manchester
Honorable Mention - Victor Carabba, M.D., Gloucester

Hamilton/Wenham
#1 Choice - Hugh M. Taylor, M.D., Hamilton
Honorable Mention - William J. Medwid, M.D., Hamilton
Honorable Mention - Timothy R. Oman, M.D., South Hamilton

Ipswich
#1 Choice - Beacon Family Practice
Honorable Mention - Francis V. McDermott III, M.D.
Honorable Mention - Carl Soderland, M.D.
Honorable Mention - Eugene Boss, M.D.

Middleton
#1 Choice - Mark Allara, M.D.
Honorable Mention - Family Medicine Associates
Honorable Mention - Michael Y. Yoon, M.D.

June 2012

Echocardiography Services Earn Accreditation

We are pleased to report that Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beverly Hospital and Beverly Hospital at Danvers have once again been granted a three-year accreditation in adult transthoracic echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC). This highly regarded seal of approval is granted only to facilities that demonstrate to a panel of experts that quality patient care is being delivered in compliance with national standards. Echocardiography is an essential tool when diagnosing disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Accurate diagnoses are dependent on the skill of the sonographer performing an exam, the quality of equipment used, the knowledge and skill of physicians interpreting the results, and the quality assurance measures in place. The IAC's comprehensive accreditation application process includes detailed case study review.

May 2012

readers choice

Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals were recently selected as the Gold and Silver winners, respectively of the 2011 Gatehouse Media's Reader's Choice, "Favorite Hospital - North of Boston".   Reader's Choice affords residents of the North Shore to share their favorite local places, services and businesses.  Nominations take place between January and February and the winners were announced on June 23.

June 2011

100 Top Hospitals

Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital Among Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for 2011

Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals have been named among Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.   We are one of only two community hospitals in Massachusetts and the only hospital on the North Shore to be named to this year's list. The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study is annual, quantitative research that identifies the hospitals with the best facility-wide performance.  At the heart of this research is the 100 Top Hospitals National Balanced Scorecard, a set of measures that evaluate performance excellence in clinical care, patient perception of care, operational efficiency, and financial stability.

March 2011


Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beverly Hospital and Beverly Hospital at Danvers Receive Echocardiography Accreditation

Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beverly Hospital and Beverly Hospital at Danvers recently received accreditation of their echocardiography laboratories from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). Accreditation status signifies that the facilities have been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory's commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.

The ICAEL certification process was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography to provide a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation. A non-profit organization, the ICAEL is dedicated to ensuring high-quality patient care and to promoting healthcare.

July 2010


 AHCA 2010 Silver Quality Award

Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center Receives Distinguished National Quality Award

Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Northeast Senior Health's 123-bed short-term rehabilitation and long-term care facility located on Beverly Hospital's upper campus, was recently named a recipient of the 2010 Silver Quality Award by the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The AHCA National Quality Award Program is based on the core values and criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program, the nation's premier recognition for quality achievement.

AHCA Quality Awards include an entry level Bronze Commitment to Quality Award; a more rigorous Silver Achievement in Quality; and the Gold Excellence in Quality Award which requires applicants to address the Baldrige Program's Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence in its entirety. Recognized with the Bronze Award in 2007, Ledgewood's Silver Award this year demonstrates their ongoing commitment to providing the highest caliber care to patients and residents.
July 2010


ASGE AWARD

Beverly Hospital Endoscopy Suite Recognized for Quality and Safety by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Beverly Hospital's Endoscopy Unit has been recognized for its quality and safety practices. Beverly Hospital's unit is the only endoscopy unit in Massachusetts to receive this honor.

June 2010


NICHE

Beverly and BayRidge Hospitals Achieve NICHE Designation

Beverly Hospital and BayRidge Hospital have achieved Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designation. NICHE is a national initiative based at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University designed to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based geriatric best practices throughout institutions to improve nursing care for older adult patients. With this designation, the hospitals have joined an elite group of organizations who participate in this program. There are only 10 other NICHE sites in Massachusetts, 260 in the United States, and 301 worldwide. This designation is an extension of the NICHE designation achieved by Addison Gilbert Hospital in 2007 and reflects Northeast Hospital Corporation's commitment to provide quality care to our geriatric inpatients, who represent more than 60 percent of our admissions.

October 2009


Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Achieves Award of Distinction

Beverly Hospital's Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been named as a Center of Distinction by Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), the wound care management company with whom we partner to provide exceptional patient care. This award recognizes the Center's success in meeting or exceeding DCS's company benchmarks for 12 consecutive months in healing outcomes, patient satisfaction, outlier management and days to heal. In fact, the benchmark for wounds healed is 79.5 percent and we achieved 97 percent; the benchmark for days to heal is 47.4 days and we achieved 31 days; and the benchmark for patient satisfaction is 91 percent and we achieved 97 percent. DCS partners with approximately 300 wound care centers across the country, and ours is one of only ten centers to achieve this distinction.

October 2009


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Northeast Hospital Corporation Recognized for Consistently High Quality

Northeast Hospital Corporation (NHC) has been identified by the Quality Indicator Project® (QI Project) as an organization with consistently high levels of performance across all clinical quality measure sets for more than a one-year period of time. The QI Project was initiated in 1985 by the Maryland Hospital Association and now includes healthcare organizations across the country and around the world. A study conducted by the QI Project concluded that high-performing organizations such as NHC are differentiated from other organizations by three key factors:

  • The ability to concurrently collect, analyze and manage data on patient care practices, which is evident in the ongoing work of our performance improvement (PI) teams and committees;
  • Physician engagement and participation in the review and analysis of data and in the development of action plans, which our physicians exemplify by leading 10 of our 16 PI teams and by their participation in evidence-based practice data review and action-planning processes;
  • Support and engagement of senior executives, which our administrative, physician and governing board senior management team demonstrates by identifying organizational goals geared toward improving quality of care and through their active participation on our Patient Care Assessment Committee.

BEST NURSING TEAM AWARD


Congratulations! to the nurses of Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospital Emergency Departments, the 2009 Grand Prize Winners of the Advance for Nurses Award for their excellence in commitment to the community, teamwork, and increased patient satisfaction scores.


AARC-QRCI

Northeast Hospitals Earn Quality Respiratory Care Recognition in National Program

Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals have earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals or approximately 15% of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.

To qualify for the recognition, Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals provided documentation showing they meet the following conditions:

  • All respiratory therapists employed by the hospitals to deliver bedside respiratory care services are either legally recognized by the state as competent to provide respiratory care services or hold the CRT or RRT credential;
  • Respiratory therapists are available 24 hours;
  • Other personnel qualified to perform specific respiratory procedures and the amount of supervision required for personnel to carry out specific procedures must be designated in writing;
  • A doctor of medicine or osteopathy is designated as medical director of respiratory care services.

The AARC's QRCR program grew out of growing concerns among health care leaders and the general public regarding the safety and quality of health care services provided to patients. Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines, and should be commended for their commitment to quality care. A list of QRCR hospitals is maintained at the association's website for consumers, YourLungHealth.org.

Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who work under physician's orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS, and other lung or lung-related conditions. They also care for premature infants and are key members of lifesaving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies.

The AARC is a membership organization representing more than 46,000 health professionals involved in respiratory care nationwide.


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Leading Healthcare Institute Names Beverly Hospital Among 100 Top Hospitals in Nation for Fifth Year

Fifth National Recognition for Beverly Hospital in Seven Years for Excellence in Patient Care.

In a recent study released by Thomson, a leading national healthcare institute, Beverly Hospital was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for the fifth year. This recognition also marks the fifth time in seven years that Beverly Hospital has been nationally recognized for excellence in patient care.

Receiving the 100 Top Hospitals distinction, not once but five times is a major achievement for Beverly Hospital.  The hospital was rated against more than 2,800 acute general hospitals in a year-long statistical analysis based solely on objective, quantitative performance standards that are consistent across all U.S. hospitals.  Beverly Hospital achieved 100 top status in large part because of exceeding the median performance of large community hospitals benchmark peer group in five of the nine categories.

The categories measured include:

  • Patient Outcomes:  Survival rates for all patients, plus low rates of surgical complications like infections and severe bleeding after surgery.
  • Patient Safety:  Avoiding unwanted events, like respiratory failure, infections and unexpected deaths in low-risk diseases, which occur infrequently, but which all hospitals are working to reduce.
  • Core Measures: A set of basic care practices that all heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients should receive.
  • Efficiency: Length of patient stay and average expense.  In the best hospitals, all parts of the organization work together to do the right thing at the right time. When this happens, patients return to their daily lives faster and costs are usually lower.
  • Financial Stability: A high-performing hospital must be well-managed financially so it can attract the best healthcare professionals, acquire new technology and expand services to improve results for patients.  A high-performing hospital must have enough cash to pay down their bills and must generate a surplus to be financially stable and invest in the future.
  • Growth in Service: Growth from one year to the next in the number of patients seeking treatment in the hospital's inpatient, emergency department, ambulatory surgery and outpatient services.  This growth is an indirect reflection of how satisfied patients are with the services provided. Beverly Hospital exceeded the median level in this category by more than 80 percent.

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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's national standards for healthcare quality and safety, Northeast Hospitals (Beverly, BayRidge and Addison Gilbert hospitals and the Beverly Hospital Hunt Center) has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. Northeast Hospitals achieved greater than 95 percent compliance with national standards.


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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation

Beverly Hospital at Danvers, Medical and Day Surgery Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).   By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.   The breast imaging services at Beverly Hospital at Danvers are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.  Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that Beverly Hospital at Danvers has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.



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