PHOTO: The Wesley Health Care Center recently received the prestigious Quality Award from IPRO, a national organization dedicated to providing healthcare assessment and improvement services. The annual award recognizes organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries. Pictured with the award (L to R) are Wesley Health Care Center Administrator Dutch Hayward and Assistant Director of Nursing Kim Garso.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Wesley Health Care Center was recently honored as a recipient of the Quality Award from IPRO, a national organization dedicated to providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services.
The award, given annually by IPRO, recognizes organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries. IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New York State.
“We have always been committed to improving transitions of care, as a vast number of our residents and patients have their needs evolve as their health changes,” said Dutch Hayward, Administrator at The Wesley Health Care Center. “By focusing on the transition and how it affects those who rely on Medicare, we provide families the comfort of knowing that their loved ones will receive the attention and care that they deserve. Because our community has so many different levels of care to accommodate changing health needs, easing the transition is one of our top goals.”
“These healthcare providers have demonstrated that, through their willingness to collaborate and make quality improvement an organizational priority, they can reduce rehospitalizations and help ensure that patients experience the best transitions of care, across all settings,” says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of IPRO. “We applaud their achievements.”
The Wesley Health Care Center received the honor during IPRO’s 30th Annual Meeting, which took place on June 3 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel in East Elmhurst, NY.
About The Wesley Community
The Wesley Community is a 36-acre, not-for-profit agency in Saratoga Springs, NY, which serves the needs of the elderly, as well as active seniors, adults and pediatrics. Sponsored by United Methodist Health and Housing, Inc., The Wesley Community’s unique continuum of care community provides independent and enriched living for seniors, subsidized independent senior housing, adult day services, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as outpatient therapies available for people of all ages.
IPRO is a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services that foster more efficient use of resources and enhance healthcare quality to achieve better patient outcomes. For 30 years, IPRO has been highly regarded for the independence of its approach, the depth of its knowledge and experience, and the integrity of its programs, IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies and corporate clients, in more than 33 states and the District of Columbia. A not-for-profit organization, IPRO is headquartered in Lake Success, NY. For more information, please visit www.ipro.org.