Vassar Brothers earns America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award

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4/7/2022

Nuvance Health’s flagship New York hospital receives multiple awards for quality care

Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) has been recognized with an America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for consistently delivering exceptional, comprehensive quality healthcare. This achievement places VBMC in the top 1 percent of all hospitals in the country for quality. This is the third consecutive year VBMC has achieved this recognition.

 

Healthgrades evaluates hospital quality for conditions and procedures to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance. To determine America’s Best Hospitals, Healthgrades reviewed clinical quality outcomes for 31 conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

 

“This is an honor for us and a testament to the incredible work our staff here does in caring for our community each and every day,” VBMC President Peter Kelly said. “I am proud of our staff’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care for patients.”

 

Other VBMC Healthgrades quality recognitions include:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ — 2022: Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies. Learn more about critical care services.
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ — 2022, 2021, 2020: Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and cranial neurosurgery. Learn more about neurosurgery through the Neuroscience Institute.
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ — 2022, 2021, 2020: Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke. Learn more about stroke services.
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ — 2021, 2020: Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis and diabetic emergencies.

 

VBMC is a 350-bed facility that has served New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, VBMC has a Level II Trauma center, a cardiothoracic surgery center and the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the region for premature, underweight and critically ill infants. VBMC opened a 752,000-square-foot, eight-level inpatient pavilion with 264 private medical/surgical patient rooms and 30 critical care rooms in January 2021. Learn more about VBMC.

 

Healthgrades methodology: To measure performance and evaluate hospitals for overall clinical excellence, Healthgrades used Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) file purchased from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for years 2018 through 2020.