Oneida Health Joins HANYS Commitment to Excellence Initiative

Oneida Health has joined the Healthcare Association of New York State’s (HANYS) Commitment to Excellence Initiative which is designed to showcase an organization’s ongoing commitment to quality and patient safety.

By joining HANYS Commitment to Excellence Initiative, Oneida Health is reinforcing its dedication to achieving and maintaining quality and safe care to the patients they serve.

As part of the initiative, Oneida Health will be responsible for an annual quality improvement program which requires board of trustee and senior leadership oversight on a number of objectives related to care. These initiatives include actively using evidence-based best practices for quality and safety, routinely analyzing data and outcomes to inform performance and participation in HANYS’s educational programs for quality and safety, and to use program insight to further improve overall quality and safety performance.

This initiative is yet another step in Oneida Health’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality of care. Over the past few years, Oneida Health has consistently been recognized by national entities for its performance in patient quality and safety. In 2019, the hospital was recognized by Healthgrades as being among the Top 2% in the country for patient safety and experience. This is in addition to the extended care facility receiving 5-star recognition from CMS for its quality of care as well as CMS’s recognition of Oneida Health’s hospital based clinics for commitment to high quality, high value care, and improving the patient experience.

“Our medical staff and our organizational staff are engaged in our commitments to patient-centered care and to teamwork which in the end has allowed us to achieve these exceptional results,” said Gene Morreale, President and CEO of Oneida Health. “I have a commitment from all in our organization to continue to build on these accomplishments ensuring that our patient outcomes for safety and quality as well as our patient experience are the best that can be delivered. We take great pride in the state-of-the-art technology we are able to offer those who come to us for care as well as the excellent outcomes that we have been able to deliver to date.”

Photo: Oneida Health Hospital staff (from left) are Jessica Bryerton, patient experience coordinator; Jane Berry, quality assistant; physician Matthew McKay, president of the medical staff, hospitalists; Jessica Yoxall, director of patient safety and quality; Kaylyn Kimball, quality coordinator; and Suzanne Rohlin, infection prevention employee health nurse.