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Long Island Community Hospital Quality Accreditations and Awards

DNV-GL  ISO 9001 Certified

DNV GL is one of several organizations that is authorized by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to perform surveys to assess a hospital’s compliance with regulations. Authorized by CMS in 2008, they have accredited nearly 500 hospitals of all sizes and in every region of the United States. They are the first and only accreditation program to integrate the CMS Conditions of Participation with the ISO 9001 Quality Management Program.

While other accreditation organizations like the Joint Commission (JCAHO) visit their hospitals every three years, DNV survey teams visits and certifies our hospital annually.

Verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

Long Island Community Hospital has met the stringent requirements of the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) and has been verified as an Adult Level III Trauma Center, recognized by the NY State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems. This verification, which followed a comprehensive on-site review by a team of ACS trauma experts, confirms the hospital’s overall readiness to care for trauma patients from pre-hospitalization through rehabilitation.

Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

Long Island Community Hospital has received Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission following a review of compliance with national standards, clinical practice guidelines and outcomes of care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conduct onsite observations and interviews.. Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center recognizes our hospital’s committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care.

American Heart Association’s 2023 Get With The Guidelines -Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, & Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award for Stroke

In 2011, and continuing through 2023, our hospital was awarded the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association (AHA|ASA) Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll award. From 2018 to 2021, our AHA|ASA awards included the highest designation of Honor Roll Elite. The Gold Plus designation is only awarded to those hospitals who have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the AHA|ASA . In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to seven out of ten stroke quality measures. The Honor Roll Elite designation is only given to those who administer IV thrombolytic therapy within 60 minutes to 75% of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke AND within 45 minutes to 50 percent of those patients. To qualify for the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90% compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

Cardiac Care Services Recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report

Long Island Community Hospital’s Cardiac Care service has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report in two registries, including Catheter/Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and Electrophysiology Device Implant services. The special issue recognizes hospitals for their dedication to cardiovascular excellence, while helping patients and caregivers find the best care for themselves and their families.

Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Award

Long Island Community Hospital has earned the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Award for 2022 in recognition for practicing evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment. Each year, over 280,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication. Our Cardiac Catheterization team earned this award in recognition of adhering to strict criteria and standards of performance for rapid treatment to re-establish blood flow to those blocked vessels in heart attack patients who either come to our hospital directly or are transferred to us from other facilities.

Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence

Long Island Community Hospital has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year.

Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening, and to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting.

5 Diamond Patient Safety Award for our Outpatient and Hospital Hemodialysis Care Services

Our hospital’s outpatient and inpatient dialysis care services have received the 5-Diamond Patient Safety award. The 5-Diamond Patient Safety program is an initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help dialysis facilities increase awareness of, promote, and build a culture of patient safety. To earn the 5-Star designation, the entire staff must complete all 17 modules of an educational program. The certification is endorsed by the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA), the Renal Physicians Association (RPA), the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA), the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) and U.S. Renal Care.

Bariatric Accreditation as a Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Our hospital has achieved accreditation as a Comprehensive Center accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). A MBSAQIP accreditation for Long Island Community Hospital acknowledges our commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for our metabolic and bariatric surgery patients and assures that our center meets their needs by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.

Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Long Island Community Hospital Bellport Primary Care Center and Brookhaven Family Medicine are both recognized by the the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. At a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) your care is coordinated through your primary care physician to ensure you receive the necessary care when and where you need it.

A Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Our Breast Health Imaging service has been designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, our imaging specialists combine the latest technology with expert interpretation to offer our patients outstanding care for detecting breast cancer.

Graduate Medical Education Program Accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education

Long Island Community Hospital is fully accredited as a graduate medical education sponsoring institution from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), becoming the only community hospital on Long Island to achieve this status.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Recognized by the American Diabetes Association

Our Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) received Education Recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). ADA accredited DSMES are guided by evidence-based national standards of care so that program participants receive the education and support that empowers them to make informed self-management decisions. This is the fourth consecutive receipt of the award.

2018 SHP Best Superior Performer Patient Satisfaction Award

Long Island Community Hospital’s Hospice has earned the SHP Best Superior Performer patient satisfaction award for the 2018, placing our Hospice care service in the top 20% in the National data base.  The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) is an annual survey which is used for rating a patient’s health care experiences. These surveys focus on healthcare quality and aspects of the healthcare experience that patients may find important.

Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center

Long Island Community Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. To receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of their lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. The program must also have procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.

ACR Accredited in Nuclear Medicine

Long Island Community Hospital is accredited by American College of Radiology (ACR) for Nuclear Medicine. ACR accreditation is the gold standard in ensuring that patients receive quality radiological care and diagnostic treatment. Before receiving accreditation, imaging centers must voluntarily undergo a thorough and rigorous inspection. The ACR relies on an impartial, third-party peer review process to rate facilities in each of the following four areas, which impact the overall quality of patient imaging: While the main goal of ACR accreditation is to ensure patients get high-quality medical imaging they need to protect their health, the review process also serves to encourage imaging facilities to continue striving for excellence.

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UHMS Accredited Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Long Island Community Hospital’s  Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers at both our Hauppauge and Patchogue locations have been awarded Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Facility Accreditation by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS Accreditation is the gold standard in hyperbaric facility accreditation and the only hyperbaric specific accreditation to be recognized by The Joint Commission.

Long Island Community Hospital is committed to providing high quality care in the safest possible environment for our patients.

In keeping with that commitment, we have instituted a series of hospital-wide programs designed to improve both the quality of care and patient safety. These initiatives are driving an increase in quality accreditations and resulting in a significant decrease in the number of conditions that can put patients at risk, including Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), sepsis, and Clostridium difficile or C. diff.

Highlights of an analysis of the reporting metrics through the second quarter of 2019:

  • Significant reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections in the ICUs
  • 22% reduction in central lines hospital-wide
  • 63% reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the ICUs
  • 6% reduction in catheter use in the ICUs
  • 25% reduction in catheter use on units outside the ICU

LI Community Hospital ranks within the top 10% nationwide in compliance for the best practice measure for Sepsis.

  • No infections in the ICU and for all of 2019
  • No infections hospital-wide for February and May
  • The hospital also continues to realize a consistent drop in C. diff every year since 2017

Safety Essentials Program
This hospital-wide initiative focuses on proactively identifying and addressing safety issues while promoting a safer environment for our patients and our employees. The key components include bringing the entire administration and leadership team together for weekly education on key safety categories. The Patient Safety Essentials Team then breaks into groups that rounding on all patient care areas of the hospital looking for any safety concerns that can be immediately corrected with staff education or forwarded to the proper channels for remediation.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Culture of Safety Survey
Long Island Community Hospital participated in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2019 Culture of Safety Survey. AHRQ, along with the Medical Errors Workgroup of the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC), sponsored the development of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. These anonymous employee surveys, which are supported through the New York State Partnership for Patients, were pilot tested by over 1,400 hospital employees from 21 hospitals across the United States.

Survey Highlights:

  • 90% of our hospital staff rated the hospital above the acceptable grade
  • Our hospital meets the NYS Partnership for Patients mean score for:
    • Teamwork within units
    • Supervisor expectations and promoting safety
    • Feedback and communication

Our hospital has shown significant improvement in Staffing and Overall Composite Scores for Organizational Culture over previous years. The results of this survey are consistent with our improvements in NDNQI Nursing Clinical Quality outcomes.