Achieves National Recognition as Top Performer For QUALITY
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is now ranked among the highest performing hospitals in the US by The Joint Commission, the country's most recognized independent accreditation agency assuring that quality and safety standards are met in over 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs. Kingsbrook joins just three other hospitals in the metro New York City area to receive this very prestigious recognition. Specifically, Kingsbrook attained excellence and top performer scores for quality and patient safety in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
"We are so very pleased and proud to be recognized by The Joint Commission for the superior level of care our entire team at Kingsbrook delivers day in and day out. I am especially pleased to know our longstanding commitment to be a leader in quality care in Brooklyn has been attained and now, we ranked among the best performing hospitals in the country. Our community deserves nothing less." Say Linda Brady, MD, President and CEO.
For more information on this recognition and to see the other 16 hospitals in NY listed as a top performing hospital, please visit The Joint Commission's website; Improving America's Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012.
About Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 87th year, is a 318-bed family-centered care teaching hospital and ambulatory care organization serving central Brooklyn. Clinical Centers of Excellence include; The Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute, offering acute and sub-acute Rehabilitation Medicine/The Institute is home to Brooklyn's only designated Traumatic Brain Injury Center, The Bone & Joint Center including specialists in joint replacement, sports injuries and foot/ankle conditions and The Neurosurgical Specialty Center, offering a comprehensive team approach to those with a brain injury, tumors, stroke, aneurysms and certain spine conditions. Kingsbrook is accredited by The Joint Commission ( www.TJC.org ) and is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. For more information on Kingsbrook, visit