US News and World report has recognized a number of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) services as high performing as part of the magazine’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. MVHS services that were identified as high performing include: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at the St. Elizabeth Campus and Stroke Care at the St. Luke’s Campus.

The yearly report is aimed at providing patients and their providers with data-driven ratings in different procedures and conditions which then can be used when researching the best place to have procedures performed.

“We are very pleased have our services recognized for their commitment to quality care and patient outcomes,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “Our goal is to provide our patients with the exceptional care they deserve in every service we provide, and recognitions like these are validation that we are on the right path.”

MVHS also received positive ratings in both staff responsiveness and nurse communication. “As an organization, we are constantly striving to respond to our patients’ needs in a timely manner and to provide clear communication,” Stromstad continued. “Every single caregiver, from doctors and nurses to support services, plays their part in achievements like these.”

According to US News and World Report, the data used in the 2021-22 Best Hospitals report are largely based on objective measures including risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. The ratings are intended to help patients begin their search for care and should be used in consultation with a medical professional.

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