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North Shore-LIJ Health System Receives 2010 NQF National Quality Healthcare Award
Date:1/15/2010

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Quality Forum (NQF) announced North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System as the recipient of the 2010 NQF National Quality Healthcare Award for its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, transparent, patient-centered healthcare. The award – the first presented to a New York metropolitan area hospital -- will be presented in partnership with Modern Healthcare on March 3 during NQF's spring policy conference in Baltimore.

As a leading national organization whose mission is to improve the quality of healthcare in America, NQF presents the Quality Award each year to exemplary healthcare organizations that are role models for achieving meaningful, sustainable quality improvement in healthcare. This year, in alignment with the National Priorities Partnership's Care Coordination Priority, the award also honors exemplary coordination within and across healthcare.  

"North Shore-LIJ is a clear leader in striving to make high-quality care commonplace for every patient and a central part of its culture," said Janet Corrigan, NQF president and CEO. "We are at the precipice of change in healthcare in America, which will have implications for every healthcare facility in every community. North Shore-LIJ is ahead of the curve and firmly understands that quality measures, reporting of results, and ongoing education and improvement are the cornerstones of increasing the quality of care, reducing costs, coordinating more effectively, reducing errors, and improving safety."

North Shore-LIJ's commitment to quality and transparency has resulted in improved patient outcomes across the continuum. For instance, after implementing a process of wee
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