WINTHROP RECEIVES "ACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION" FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION ON THE ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS


April, 1999

  • Daniel P. Walsh Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop-University Hospital

  • Winthrop Receives "Accreditation with Commendation" from the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

  • Osteoporosis Study Underway: Participants Sought

  • Urogynecology: Female Incontinence is a Quality of Life Issue

  • New Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics is Appointed

  • For Long Islanders Whose Children Don't Have Health Insurance

  • April Courses at Winthrop-University Hospital's Community Training Center

  • Nassau County's First ApligrafTM Skin Graft is Performed at Winthrop

  • Winthrop's Dr. Ibrahim Implants the "Reveal" Device

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Winthrop: Dedicated to an Improved Quality of Life for Patients

  • Research: A Critical Element in Winthrop's Approach to Care for the Pulmonary Patient

  • New Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Asthma Study - Phase IV Trial of the Serevent "Diskus"®

  • Pediatric Pulmonary Specialists at Winthrop Focus on Patients' Individual Needs ...Including Education of Parents and Caregivers

  • Winthrop's Sleep Disorders Center... The Only Accredited Sleep Disorders Facility in Nassau County

  • Skin Cancer - A Year Round Concern

  • Women's Cancer Specialist Joins Winthrop's Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology as Director of Gynecologic Oncology

  • SECOND ANNUAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY

  • Looking for someone who understands a woman's special needs?

  • The 14th Annual Winthrop-University Hospital Golf Tournament

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  • Winthrop has received its second consecutive three-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the nation's oldest and largest healthcare accrediting body.

    At the conclusion of the JCAHO's intensive four-day survey in October, 1998, Winthrop was rated at 97 out of a possible 100 points, and Winthrop's Home Health Agency was rated at 95 out of 100. Both scores reflect a level of excellence rarely attained by any facility. The superior quality patient care and services provided to Winthrop's patients were evident to the JCAHO's expert team of surveyors, which included a physician, hospital administrator, and registered nurse.

    "We are extremely gratified to have achieved this designation," says Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer at Winthrop. "Receiving Accreditation with Commendation from the JCAHO represents official recognition of the clinical excellence, focus on quality, and cohesiveness of our healthcare delivery team."

    "In helping to raise quality to ever higher levels, the staff has enhanced healthcare services for all of our patients," added John H. Krumpe, Chairman of Winthrop's Board of Directors.

    The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization which evaluates and accredits almost 11,000 hospitals and home care agencies, and more than 7,000 other healthcare organizations. JCAHO Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of recognition, has been an official category since January 1, 1991, and is attributed only to organizations which earn superior survey scores.

    The JCAHO surveyors observed staff performance at Winthrop, as well as clinical procedures and documentation. Visits to homecare patients were included as well. The Hospital's teamwork particularly impressed the surveyors.



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