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CornerStone Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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Two Siblings, One Medical Miracle
Growing for the Future: NYU Winthrop and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce Plans to Affiliate
Longtime Orthopedic Nurse Turns to her Own Institution for Care
Celebrating a Decade of Inspired Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Enters New Phase
Young Diver Recovers Quickly Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
NYU Winthrop Earns High Accolades from U.S. News & World Report
NYU Winthrop Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center
Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation Raises Lung Cancer Awareness at NYU Winthrop and Beyond
Researchers Discover Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection
Lieutenant Governor Tours New Research & Academic Center
NYU Winthrop Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,009,000 for Research
31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises $635,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Child Safety Tips for Grandparents
Local Foundation Committed in the Fight against Pulmonary Fibrosis Shows Generous support for ILD Research
"Bonding with Baby" Helps Siblings of Babies in the NICU
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Committed Support to Child Life
NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation
Matthew Fetzer Foundation Fulfills a Wish to Help Children Fighting Cancer
The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Honors Apollo Family for Continued Benevolence
A Celebration of Life
Spreading Hope and Love
15 Years of Hope and Healing
Rock2Beat Red Carpet Party Supported by CME
Golfers Score a Hole-in-One for Kids with Cancer
Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders
Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients
NYU Winthrop Named to the Top 500 of the 2016 Homecare Elite
NFL Player and NYU Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch
 

NYU Winthrop Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons

NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Department of Surgery is a renowned center of excellence that brings together technical prowess, academic research and compassionate patient care. What’s more, the Department is known for its excellent surgical outcomes, as evidenced by recent recognition from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). For the second consecutive year, NYU Winthrop was one of only 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that achieved meritorious (exemplary) outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in the ACS NSQIP, NYU Winthrop is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that directs patient safety and the quality of surgical care improvements. NYU Winthrop was one of only 18 to receive this recognition two years in a row. 

 "We are honored to receive this significant national recognition for patient safety and outcomes for the second year in a row," said Collin Brathwaite, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at NYU Winthrop. "This recognition is a further testament that NYU Winthrop is committed to the highest quality care for our patients and members of the community."

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a composite meritorious outcome related to patient management in eight clinical areas: mortality, unplanned intubation, ventilator > 48 hours, renal failure, cardiac incidents (cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction); respiratory (pneumonia); SSI (surgical site infections-superficial and deep incisional and organ-space SSIs); or urinary tract infection. The 60 hospitals commended achieved the distinction based on their outstanding composite quality score across the eight areas listed above. 

The ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients. It is a major program of the American College of Surgeons and is currently used in over 770 adult and pediatric hospitals.

For more information about surgical care at NYU Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.