Quality and Safety Recognition

Recent efforts in the quality and patient safety arena earned us local and national recognition.  Here is a sample of a few of SBUH’s accomplishments.  We hope you find this information helpful. 

Stony Brook Medicine Named to 2017 “Most Wired” List for Ninth Consecutive Year - Stony Brook University Newsroom
In recognition of its innovative use of technology to drive efficiencies and improve both care and the patient experience, Stony Brook Medicine has earned the 'Most Wired®' designation from the Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association for the ninth consecutive year. 

Stony Brook Honored For Primary Care Commitment
Dr. Reuven Pasternak was honored by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) based in New York City at its Annual Spring Gala on June 5. He felt that this award was more important than the personal honor, but rather, provided the recognition to Stony Brook Medicine for its commitment to preventive medicine. 

Stony Brook's Susmita Pati Receives National Recognition for Innovative Pediatric Program
Susmita Pati, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, received the Academic Pediatric Association Healthcare Delivery Award for Stony Brook Children's Hospital's Keeping Families Healthy program. The award was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Francisco, CA, on May 7, during the APA Membership Meeting.

Hospital Recognized For Sustainability Practices
The kudos keep coming for Stony Brook Medicine for our sustainability practices. The latest award is from Practice Greenhealth, which has given Stony Brook its 2017 ‘Greenhealth Partner for Change’ Award as a leader in environmentally preferable practices in the healthcare industry.

First of Its Kind Case of Craniosynostosis in Triplets, Surgically Repaired at Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Amy and Michael Howard of Center Moriches couldn't believe when they heard that they were having triplets, but the surprises didn't stop there. Shortly after birth, the first time parents found out in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Stony Brook Medicine that all three of their babies -- Jackson, Hunter, and Kaden -- had Craniosynostosis, a congenital premature fusion of one or more sutures on a baby's skull.

Two Physicians Recognized for Novel Work in Cancer, Antifungal Research Named to AAP
Stony Brook University School of Medicine physician-scientists Ute Moll, MD, and Maurizio Del Poeta, MD, have been elected into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (APP). The AAP recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of clinical science through experimentation and discovery. Both physicians will be inducted as AAP members at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago on April 22.

Trauma Center Achieves Verification from ACS
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) formally verified Stony Brook Trauma Center as the highest-level trauma center for adults and children after a rigorous survey visit this past fall.

Stony Brook's Taber Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Diversity
Stony Brook University's Charles Taber, PhD, received the 2017 "Giving Back Award," from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Taber, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate School is also a professor of Political Science at Stony Brook. 

Stony Brook Medicine Center Opens in Commack, Expands Healthcare for Long Islanders
Stony Brook Medicine opened a new, multispecialty center in Commack yesterday called "Advanced Specialty Care," offering the residents of Long Island more choices and flexibility when looking for the highest quality medical care. 

Stony Brook Educators Receive 2017 MLK Suffolk County Public Service Award
Bonita London, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences, and Toni Sperzel, Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion for the Stony Brook Center for Inclusive Education (CIE), were awarded the 2017 Public Service Award by the Suffolk County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. The award was presented in recognition of their "demonstrated record of dedication to civil rights." 

C. Difficile Team Earns iCARE Award for Clinical Quality
Congratulations to the C. Difficile Prevention Quality Improvement Team, winner of the iCARE award for excellence in clinical quality for the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016. 

Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016
Reflecting on all that 2016 brought our way, Stony Brook University is taking a look back at the top stories that are shaping our future. Along the way, Stony Brook experts played a role in impacting the news of the day as we followed the road to the White House, the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, global health advances in Madagascar, men's NCAA basketball and more. Join us on this look back at the top stories of 2016.

Discharge Process Team, Sterile Processing Earn iCARE Awards
Congratulations to the Discharge Process Team, quarterly winner of the iCARE award for clinical departments for excellence in clinical outcomes, and to the Sterile Processing Department, winner of the iCARE award for non-clinical departments, for excellence in patient safety.

Stony Brook Medicine Earns 16 Awards from LI Business News
Stony Brook Medicine has received 16 awards from Long Island Business News in its annual Achievements in Health Care awards competition. Included are five awards that recognize our services and programs as the best on Long Island. 

Stony Brook Top Hospital on Long Island for Heart Attack Survival Rates
What hospital on Long Island has the best survival rates for heart attack patients? If you guessed Stony Brook, you guessed right. With only 10.7 deaths per 1,000 patients, Stony Brook’s mortality rate for heart attack patients is the best among Long Island hospitals, as reported by Newsday. The latest statistics for all Long Island hospitals are available here

Stony Brook Midwifery Named National Best Practice
Congratulations to our Stony Brook Midwifery Practice, which has been designated a “Best Practice” by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) for its rate of NTSV C-Section and rate of newborn readmissions. “NTSV C-Section” means the rate of Cesarean births among nulliparous women with a term, singleton baby in a vertex position. 

Pediatric Cancer Survivors Receive Dan Brooks Memorial Educational Award
On Thursday, July 21, 38 students who had been treated at Stony Brook Children's Hospital for childhood cancer, were the recipients of this year's Dan Brooks Memorial Educational Award. The award ceremony took place at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook University campus. 

Hospital Receives Obstetrical Improvement Award
Stony Brook University Hospital has received the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project’s 2015 Quality Improvement award. 

Stony Brook Medicine Named "Most Wired" for Eighth Consecutive Year
Stony Brook Medicine has earned the 'Most Wired®' designation from the American Hospital Association's Health Forum for the eighth consecutive year. 

Stem Cell Transplant Team Achieves International Accreditation
I am pleased to report that Stony Brook Cancer Center's Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy Program has received accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

Neonatal Resuscitation Project Receives Silver Award
The accolades continue to pour in for the work the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit team, which spearheaded an initiative involving the work of Nursing, Medicine, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Labor & Delivery staff, Simulation Lab Faculty and Respiratory Care in bringing about incredible improvements in the care of our neonates. 

Stony Brook Pharmacy to Receive State, National Recognition
Congratulations to the Stony Brook University Hospital Pharmacy, which will be spotlighted across the state and nation in the coming months for its efforts to improve patient outcomes at transitions of care – primarily at admission and discharge from the hospital. 

Cardiac Cath Lab Earns Bronze Award for Excellence
Congratulations to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory on successfully achieving a bronze level Beacon Award for Excellence from the Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN). 

Stony Brook Accelerates Quality Improvement Initiatives
In recent weeks we have accelerated a shift in the culture at Stony Brook Medicine to create an environment that truly emphasizes quality and safety, putting the patient first. 

Nurses’ Quality Work Earns National Recognition
We are proud of our Stony Brook Nurses for the caring, compassion and intelligent acts that make a difference in patient care every day. Two of our nurses received word that their abstract, ‘Leveraging Our Resuscitation Data to Improve Patient Care in Neonates,’ was accepted for presentation at the 2016 American Nurses Association Conference: Quality, Safety and Staffing. 

Stony Brook Physicians Named "Top Docs"
Congratulations to the 18 Stony Brook physicians who have been named to the list of Best Doctors for 2015, as published in the June 8 issue of New York Magazine. 

2016 – Awards:
SBUH was granted the Get with the Guidelines Gold PLUS with Target Elite PLUS award recognition program from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. 
The prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award was presented to SBUH’s Ambulatory Surgery Center in recognition of its high level of patient satisfaction. 

2017 – Certifications & Accreditations:
SBUH currently has three Joint Commission certified programs:

  • Primary Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • Palliative Care