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North Shore-LIJ Health System Begins Online Posting of Hospital Infection Rates, Other Performance Information
Date:10/2/2007

djusted mortality rates of hospitals and physicians performing coronary artery bypass surgery.

North Shore-LIJ's quality Web site includes a wide range of performance- related data, including measurements showing how its hospitals are adhering to national standards for treating heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical patients, and how they compare to the statewide average in New York. Data is available for the following hospitals within the North Shore-LIJ Health System: Forest Hills Hospital, Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, Glen Cove Hospital, Huntington Hospital, LIJ Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Plainview Hospital, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, Staten Island University Hospital and Syosset Hospital.

To date, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is the only other healthcare provider in New York State that is reporting healthcare- associated infection rates.

About North Shore-LIJ Health System

The nation's third largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, the North Shore-LIJ Health System cares for people of all ages throughout Long Island, Queens and Staten Island -- a service area encompassing more than five million people. Including its clinical affiliates, the health system consists of 16 hospitals, 11 long-term care facilities, a medical research institute, four trauma centers, five home health agencies and dozens of outpatient centers. The members and affiliates of North Shore-LIJ house more than 8,800 beds, and are staffed by over 8,000 physicians, nearly 11,000 nurses and a total workforce of more than 37,500 -- the largest employer on Long Island and the ninth largest in New York City.


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