The Mount Sinai Medical Center has been named one of New York State’s safest hospitals for 2011, as reported in an annual study by the nonprofit Niagara Health Quality Coalition (NHQC). In addition to issuing the annual New York State Hospital Report Card in which Mount Sinai rated highly, the NHQC runs www.myHealthFinder.com, a website that provides consumers with health care data.
Mount Sinai was the only hospital in New York State to receive the NHQC’s highest safety rating for the performance of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and was the only hospital named to the NHQC “Honor Roll” for that critical cardiac procedure.
Mount Sinai also received the highest safety rating for gastrointestinal hemorrhage mortality.
“As gratifying as it is to see our success recognized, it is even better to know that this reflects better, safer care for our patients,” says Ira S. Nash, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.