Healthgrades® Five Star Recipient
Healthgrades® has recognized St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for its high quality patient care. We are the only hospital in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown region to receive 5 Stars from Healthgrades® for both Natural Childbirth and C-Section Delivery in 2015, and for the Treatment of Sepsis for three consecutive years (2014-2016). Providing quality care to our patients is our number one priority.
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Newburgh campus is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield has selected St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. The SLCH Center for Joint Replacement is led by Medical Director, John McLaughlin, MD, and offers the full gamut of joint replacement including the knee, hip, and shoulder; performed by a highly trained, qualified team of orthopedic surgeons on the staff of SLCH.
As a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, SLCH demonstrates expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions.
With this designation, SLCH's Center for Joint Replacement is a nationally designated healthcare facility shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital's Newburgh campus is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield has selected St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. With this designation, SLCH is nationally recognized for providing maternity services that are family centered, promote successful breastfeeding and culturally competent care. Additionally, we work with each patient to connect mother and baby to all appropriate community resources. Our team provides compassionate care to the community we serve. We are with you for life from the very beginning.
Level III Trauma Center
The trauma center at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center through 2019 by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
The SLCH Trauma Program officially began in May 2014, allowing the hospital to operate provisionally as an Area Trauma Center. Since that time, the SLCH trauma team has treated more than 1,000 patients, implementing policies and procedures designed to enhance the care provided to patients in need of trauma services.
In November 2016, SLCH had its trauma verification survey conducted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. SLCH is the first hospital in New York State to receive a Level III trauma designation as a first time trauma center and is the only verified Level III Trauma Center in the Hudson Valley.
SLCH is proud to partner with Surgical Affiliates Management Group (SAMGI) in the management of SLCH's Trauma surgeons, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. This dynamic team assists in the management of trauma patients in all areas of the hospital during a patients stay. The Trauma Program has bolstered the Kaplan Family Center for Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Department team as it continues to provide comprehensive, high-quality emergent care to patients and their families throughout the community.
Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma.
The SLCH Level III Trauma Center provides a multitude of services both within the walls of the hospital and in the community including community education to prevent trauma injuries such as "Not One More"-Teen Traffic Safety Program and a Falls Prevention Program.
The Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
To date, the program has seen close to 900 trauma patients who were able to receive excellent care faster and closer to home, undoubtedly leading to better outcomes. The Trauma Program has bolstered the Kaplan Family Center for Emergency Medicine as it continues to provide comprehensive, high-quality emergent care to our patients and their families.
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Earns 'Top Performer' Recognition from The Joint Commission
We are pleased to announce that in November 2014, The Joint Commission recognized St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital has been recognized for its excellence in management of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care. This distinction is provided to hospitals that have achieved 95% compliance or more for all reported accountability measures to the Joint Commission, demonstrating evidenced based care in these patient populations. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction as a 2013 Top Performer.
“The quality of care provided to our patients as well as their safety are extremely important to our entire healthcare team at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital,” said Robert S. Ross, SLCH President and CEO. “Consistent use of evidence based care is a key element to improving patient outcomes. We are proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire staff.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
This is the eighth consecutive year that SLCH has received the Gold plus award and the first year receiving the distinction of Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. SLCH earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.
These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
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