Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) has presented North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, LI, its Risk Management and Patient Safety Best Practices Award for 2014. Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare & Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park, LI, also won Honorable Mention.
PRI, New York’s second largest medical professional liability insurer, established the awards in 2011 to promote the knowledge and adoption of best practices to benefit the healthcare industry as a whole. The awards were made during a ceremony held at the company’s Roslyn, New York headquarters attended by medical professionals from many segments of the field.
According to Anthony Bonomo, CEO of the company, PRI seeks to encourage the healthcare community to adapt a proactive stance when it comes to quality care.
“We are proponents of creative, aggressive approaches to achieving excellence in patient care,” he said. “The Patient Safety Award gives us the opportunity to publicly acknowledge some of the best practices taking place in the field and give others an opportunity to learn more by facilitating the exchange of information. We are proud to be associated with these well run institutions.”
First place honors went to North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, New York for its innovative program “Getting to Zero: Best Practices to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections.”
Honorable Mention went to Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare & Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park, New York for its program “Case Study: Reducing Inappropriate Nursing Home Resident Hospital Admission”.
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