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Recognized for Quality Care

At UHS, we value the high standards that national and state-wide organizations measure when they administer their periodic surveys. We also value input from our patients, visitors and others who let us know how we are doing by participating in surveys and recognizing our employees and services through our Employee Recognition Program. In addition, we set high standards for ourselves in terms of clinical outcomes as well as service excellence. Each department reviews procedures and processes as well as outcomes and every year they set quality goals.

We are delighted to say that each year we are recognized for the quality of our care. We also make progress through our quality improvement process and through participating in regional and national programs.

UHS Epic Team attains ‘Gold Star 9’ at two-year milestone 

The Epic team at UHS is marking the two-year anniversary of the Epic go-live, celebrating both the new system’s incredible achievements and the national recognition UHS has received from the Epic organization. Since go-live on Sept. 12, 2020, the switchover to Epic has allowed UHS to save $9 million on computer costs alone and achieve Epic’s “Gold Star Level 9” status, an unprecedented achievement.

UHS earns National Supply Chain Award

UHS is one of only 11 hospital organizations in the country to receive a top national award for excellence in supply chain practices.  The award was presented to UHS in 2022 supply chain leaders and staff by representatives of a long-standing nonprofit agency originally called the Emergency Care Research Institute and now known exclusively by its initials, ECRI.  Click here to learn more.

UHS Virtual Walk-In receives URAC Telehealth Accreditation

URAC’s telehealth accreditation standards were developed in consultation with leading experts in the telehealth industry, including representatives from healthcare providers, technology firms, consumer organizations, insurers, and academics. Industry best practices were identified in areas such as quality and coordination of care, access, safety, systems integrity and reliability, consumer protection and empowerment, and regulatory compliance. Achievement of the URAC Telehealth Accreditation seal is a mark of high-performing telehealth providers who believe in and practice excellence. Click here to learn more.

UHS honored for championing prevention and wellness

UHS has been recognized nationally for efforts to prevent illness and advance health and wellness. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the United States has announced that UHS has been accepted as a “Healthy People 2030 Champion.” Click here to learn more.

UHS Recognized for Positive Reputation

UHS is proud to announce that our organization has been recognized for achieving The 800 Award from Reputation.com for 2022. The award celebrates any provider or location that has earned a Reputation Score of 800 or greater. Based on fourth-quarter data in 2021, 39 UHS locations and providers have achieved this award. Click here to learn more.

UHS recognized as “Best 50” Healthcare Provider for Supply Chain Excellence

For the second straight year, UHS has been recognized by healthcare supply chain leader Global Healthcare Exchange as a “Best 50”healthcare provider.  For the past 14 years, GHX’s annual “Best 50” award has spotlighted the top North American hospitals and healthcare systems based on their proven ability to improve operational performance while driving down costs through supply chain automation. Click here to learn more.

UHS recognized as age-friendly health system
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UHS has been recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as an “Age-Friendly Health System--Committed to Excellence.” The age-friendly designation is part of an initiative of the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Click here to learn more.

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital awarded AACVPR certification

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Excellus honors UHS for quality maternity care

UHS Wilson Medical Center has been recognized by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield with a “Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care” designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital awarded AACVPR certification 

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital (DVH) in 2020 received certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of Delaware Valley’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care. Delaware Valley Hospital has the only certified pulmonary program within a two-hour radius of Walton, NY.

Healthcare Quality and Safety Accreditation

UHS Chenango Memorial awarded HFAP accreditation

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the nation’s original, independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Accreditation confirms that UHS Chenango Memorial is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

Heart Failure Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology

We're tops in heart failure care

UHS has been awarded Heart Failure Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology for our healthcare system’s commitment to effectively treating patients with heart failure.

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Trauma Center earns national surgeons’ verification

UHS Wilson Medical Center has been verified as a Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. This nationally respected verification recognizes UHS' dedication to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary care to injured patients throughout the region.
The verification program confirms that a trauma center provides the highest quality of care to all patients who arrive with severe injuries. To be verified, a trauma center must meet essential criteria as defined by the surgeons’ committee.
UHS Wilson is a New York State-designated Level II trauma center and the only ACS-verified trauma program in the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Annually, more than 1,000 injured patients arrive at UHS Wilson’s Emergency Department to be treated for a wide range of severe, often life-threatening injuries.

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UHS Recognized for Joint Replacement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recognized UHS for hip and knee replacement surgery. UHS is one of only six hospitals in New York State, and one of only 97 in the entire United States, to receive the designation.

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UHS Supply Chain receives National ECRI Institute Award

ECRI, an independent nonprofit organization that improves the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of patient care, announced UHS is a 2020 winner of its annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award.

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UHS Delaware Valley Hospital's ER staff receives national recognition from Press Ganey

The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing clients from health care organizations nationwide on the basis of extraordinary achievement and consistently high levels of excellence for at least three years in Patient Experience.

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UHS Hospital Achieves National Healthcare Quality Goals

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a major healthcare insurer, has recognized UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s dedication to national quality goals. Excellus stated that UHS Chenango Memorial had achieved an outstanding 100 percent of the quality goals established by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Small Hospital Incentive Program.

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UHS Breast Center accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The UHS Breast Center is the first facility in Greater Binghamton to receive three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This places UHS among an elite group of medical centers where the full spectrum of breast care is available and meets the highest clinical standards.

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UHS’ Primary Care accredited as Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance

UHS’ primary care offices have achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, D.C. The term Medical Home is used because every patient should have a primary care provider whose office is the home base for their medical needs.

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UHS Wilson Medical Center is a New York State Designated Stroke Center

This recognition means we comply with 31 state criteria for quality in specialized stroke care. Most of all, it means you can be confident in our ability to treat your stroke quickly and effectively, using the latest medicines and techniques.

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UHS accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers

The internationally respected Society of Chest Pain Centers designates UHS as an Accredited Chest Pain Center, reflecting UHS’ high level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive in the Emergency Department with chest pain.

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Nationally recognized for Surgical Outcomes

UHS has been recognized for outstanding surgical outcomes from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons. The program recognizes select hospitals that consistently provide exceptional care to surgical patients with a goal of avoiding complications.

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UHS selected by the New York State Department of Health to participate in STAMP quality improvement program to prevent pressure ulcers.

UHS is one of four regional collaboratives selected by the New York State Department of Health to participate in this quality improvement program to prevent pressure ulcers and standardize treatment. STAMP means Success Through Assessment, Management and Prevention. For more information on this initiative, go to the New York State Health Department website.

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ACRO Accreditation for Radiation Oncology

UHS is driven to achieve the highest quality standards in radiation therapy. That's where the American College of Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation (ACRO) comes in. It assures that we're meeting vigorous and nationally accepted standards for cancer patient safety and radiation oncology care.

ACRO accreditation isn't easy to accomplish. All of our personnel, equipment, and quality assurance and quality control procedures must go through a rigorous review process in order to meet specific requirements.

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UHS Delaware Valley Cardiac Rehab recertified

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of Delaware Valley’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.