Providing the highest quality care for our patients and our community.

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.

American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Award for Stroke

In 2011, and continuing through 2017, our hospital was awarded the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association (AHA|ASA) Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll award. In 2018 and 2019, our AHA|ASA awards included the highest designation of Honor Roll Elite Plus. 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 Plus designation is only given to those who administer IV tPA therapy within 60 minutes to 75% of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke AND within 45 minutes to 50 percent of those patients.

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.

Breast Health Services is accredited as a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons

Long Island Community Hospital’s Breast Cancer Center is recognized by the American College of Surgeons, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and is accredited as a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence.

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.

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.