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Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills Recognized by HANYS with 2021 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety

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December 08, 2021
Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills Recognized by HANYS with
2021 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety

 
Hospital honored with quality and patient safety award for its multi-tiered COVID-19 surge response
 
Harris, NY Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, formerly Catskill Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce it is a recipient of the Healthcare Association of New York State’s (HANYS) 2021 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety.

“The work of our staff during the Covid-19 surge at Garnet Health Medical Center-Catskills was both impeccable and impressive,” said Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Schiller. “This award is a testament to their unwavering dedication to the health and safety of our community.” 

The Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety recognizes and encourages broad dissemination of successful quality improvement and innovative patient safety initiatives in four categories based on organization size and type. Award honorees are members of HANYS’ Commitment to Excellence, a statewide program designed to recognize HANYS’ member commitment and ongoing efforts to improve quality and patient safety.
 
Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills is the second of four honorees to be announced for this prestigious award in New York State.
 
In March 2020, when COVID-19 first peaked in New York City, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills encountered surging volumes of patients with the virus. In the first two weeks of April 2020, cases in Sullivan County were the highest per capita of anywhere in the United States. Focused on patient and staff safety and the continual use of quality improvement methods, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills rose to the challenge by creating a rapidly evolving response plan to the global pandemic.
 
At the peak of the pandemic, the hospital increased acute care capacity by 125% of normal, with 72% of the capacity occupied by COVID-19 patients. Despite the significant surge, the hospital maintained high quality outcomes for patients and a notably low rate of infection among staff, all while improving culture of safety and staff engagement measures.
 
To view the video ‘A Surge Like No Other – How a Sole Community Provider Overcame All Odds’ which was filmed about Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills’ Covid -19  surge response, visit https://youtu.be/CyNe-Gs488E
 
To join our team of professionals whose mission it is to provide exceptional healthcare to our community, please visit garnethealth.org/careers.
 
About the Healthcare Association of New York State
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HAYNS) is New York’s statewide hospital and continuing care association, representing nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. HANYS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation and service to healthcare providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.
 
About Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, formerly known as Catskill Regional Medical Center, is dedicated to providing quality health care to residents of Sullivan County and neighboring communities at its 218-bed main hospital campus in Harris and at the 15-bed Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon. Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills is accredited by DNV GL – Healthcare. It is a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus and received the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Level 9 Most Wired recognition.

Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills’ Grover M. Hermann Hospital, received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award® in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for emergency care. The Hospital also received Press Ganey’s Pinnacle of Excellence Award for patient experience in its Emergency Department in 2020 and 2021 and was also named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for patient satisfaction in the country by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for nine years in a row.

Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation, and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health was recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. To learn more about Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, visit garnethealth.org.

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