CLOVE LAKES HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, Inc. - 25 Fanning Street - Staten Island, NY 10314 - (718) 289 - 7900

 

REWARDED FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS

 

Received IPRO’S “2008 Quality Award”

 


 For Immediate Release

  

 

(Staten Island, NY, June 3, 2008) – Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Inc is one of the recipients of “IPRO’S 2008 Quality Awards.”  The Quality Awards, given annually by IPRO, New York State’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, recognize health Care providers that demonstrate a commitment to improving health care services in the state.

 

            Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. has shown that a collaborative, focused effort can lead to tangible improvements in the quality of care delivered to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries,” says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Office, IPRO.  “Quality improvement is a complex and time-consuming process, and we thank Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for their commitment to the health of New Yorkers.”

 

            In conferring the award at IPRO’S 24th Annual Membership Meeting on June 3rd, Dr. Bradley noted that Clove Lakes received the award because of “commitment to quality improvement activities resulting in improvement in the clinical quality measures including: prevention and improvement of treatment of pressure ulcers, reducing the use of restraints, and maintaining a 0% chronic pain rate.”  Dr. Bradley added, “Clove Lakes’ collaborative team approach, continuous quality practices and programs, and system-wide commitment have been instrumental in driving rates of improvement for the quality measures and in enhancing the quality of life of the residents they serve.”

 

            Mrs. Helene Demisay, CEO states, “It is with enormous pleasure and pride that Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center accepts the 2008 IPRO Quality Improvement award. We recognize the dedication and passion for excellence our Quality Improvement team has demonstrated and we thank them for their continued effort.”

 

            With more than 20 years of experience in health care quality improvement and evaluation, IPRO holds major contracts with state and federal governments to review the cost and quality of services provided to Medicaid recipients, Medicare beneficiaries, and patients enrolled in managed care organizations and to support the health care community in improving those services.  IPRO also manages the Medicare-designated End State Renal Stage Network of New York.  Based in Lake Success and Albany, New York, IPRO also holds contract with private-sector clients to improve the quality of privately financed services.  Visit www.ipro.org for more information/