ECMC Awards

2016 Medical Service Line Recognition

March 2016
Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

April 2016
The Leapfrog Group, a trusted independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts, rated ECMC’s overall safety score at ‘B’.

April 2016
NYS Department of Health survey of Terrace View Long-Term Care stated that the facility has demonstrated a continuing, positive level of improvement for the care of its residents.

May 2016
The second-best score in the region from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for preventing hospital-acquired conditions.

May 2016
The Gold Plus award from the American Heart Association for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients.

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

June 2016
Earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Opioid Treatment Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

June 2016
Board of Directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) unanimously approved the release of ECMC’s living donor transplantation program from probation and restored all privileges for the program.

In doing this, a UNOS rep stated, “[ECMC] demonstrated commendable improvements in quality management and training and [has] successfully addressed the concerns that led to the earlier action.”

September 2016
NYS OMH survey produced three-year operating certificates, demonstrating the skill, expertise and hard work of our clinicians in Behavioral Health.

November 2016
ECMCC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its full Hospital Accreditation for a three-year period by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

November 2016 
ECMC is one of two hospitals in Western New York to receive an updated ‘B’ Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group.

November 2016
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) informed ECMC that its ECMC Family Health Center achieved recognition status for “Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH™), Recognized–Level 3.” The effective dates of this recognition begin November 18, 2016 and expire November 18, 2019.

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