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March 2, 2015

NOYES HEALTH AWARDED HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

Noyes Health today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital 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 patient care. Noyes Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey and certification process that began in November of 2014 and was completed last month. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program. “Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Noyes Health for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.” “Noyes Health is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Tammy West, V.P. of Patient Care for Noyes Health. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.” The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information. Call (585) 335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org... Read More

February 24, 2015

Dansville Central School EnCompass Students Donate to Noyes Health

Tammy West, Noyes Health V.P. of Patient Care and Cynthia Oswald, Noyes Health Foundation Director were on hand at DCS High School last week to accept a donation from the DCS EnCompass students. The students held a winter carnival fundraiser in December with proceeds from the different games and activities going to selected nonprofits in the community. The “Noyes Health” game was a ring toss game; the students had saved water bottles, decorated them to look like Santa, snowmen, and other holiday characters, and made pipe cleaner rings to toss. Primary school students and their parents as well as children from the Discovery Program attended the winter carnival and took part in the fun. The students also did face painting, which was so popular that the teachers had to join in with painting faces due to the long line!! “It was very exciting to watch our students succeed at something they created and carried through”, said EnCompass teacher, Julie Guillaume. The Hospital will use the funds donated to purchase coloring books and crayons for young patients visiting the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department. “Dansville Central School has a history of supporting of Noyes Health and we appreciate all the time and effort that goes into student fundraising projects like the EnCompass winter carnival”, said Cynthia Oswald.... Read More

February 11, 2015

Noyes Health is grateful to partner again this year with Swain

Noyes Health is grateful to partner again this year with Swain to hold our annual Tubing fundraising event. The event was held Sunday, February 8th , and Swain donated $5 from every ticket to the Noyes Health Foundation. This year the event was partnered with our "Rethink Your Drink" campaign lead by Health and Wellness Educator, Pam Maxson. We were pleased that Noyes Health CEO, Amy Pollard and Noyes Health Board Chairman, Mike Johnsen (Supervisor, Town of Grove) joined us for this fun and energizing day on the slopes.... Read More

January 9, 2015

Breast Health at Noyes Health

Noyes Health is pleased to announce successful accreditation by the American College of Radiology for our new digital mammography unit that was installed in September, 2014. Noyes Health extends appreciation to everyone who contributed to the success of the mammography upgrade project. We would particularly like to recognize the efforts of Danielle Mullen, Supervisor of Mammography at Noyes Health, and Tammy Cichelli of Highland Breast Imaging for their dedication and commitment to the project. This investment will allow Noyes to continue to provide the outstanding care that is deserved by the women of our region. For more information on mammography at Noyes Health, please call (585) 335-4235. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information. Call (585) 335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org... Read More

December 31, 2014

Noyes Health Receives Good Grades on the annual NYS Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) Rates Report

Noyes Health’s hospital-acquired infection rates for 2013 are below the state average according to a study published by the New York State Department of Health and released this month. "This achievement in keeping hospital acquired infections at Noyes Health to a minimum is a tribute to the continuous efforts of our experienced and dedicated physicians, nurses and staff”, said Tammy West, Noyes Health V.P. of Patient Care. “Through their exceptional teamwork and commitment to providing the best care possible, Noyes Health is able to improve the quality of patients' health and their experience with us, which includes infection control." “We are especially proud of the fact that there were no surgical site infections after total hip replacement surgeries at Noyes Health in both 2012 and 2013”, said Mary Stewart, Coordinator of Infection Prevention. “Noyes Health continually looks at ways to improve infection control in all areas of the health system”. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting approximately four percent of inpatients. A CDC report estimated the annual medical costs of healthcare-associated infections to U.S. hospitals to be between $28 and $45 billion dollars. In July, 2005, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed Public Health Law 2819 requiring hospitals to report select HAIs to the New York State Department of Health. This law was created to provide the public with fair, accurate, and reliable HAI data to compare hospital infection rates and to support quality improvement and infection prevention activities in hospitals. Annual reports that summarize hospital HAI rates are published on this website each year. The seventh annual report entitled "Hospital-Acquired Infections - New York State 2013" (PDF, 5.7MB) provides hospital-acquired infection rates statewide and by individual hospital for 2013. The infections selected for reporting in 2013 include colon surgical site infections, hip replacement surgical site infections, coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infections, abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units (adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units), and Clostridium difficile and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection rates occurring on admission and during a patient's hospital stay. The report also describes progress of HAI prevention projects supported by the Department. The data is also available for download on New York's Open Data Portal and the 2013 report is on the Noyes Health website, www.noyes-health.org . Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of PR and the Noyes Health Foundation, for more detailed information, call 585-335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org ... Read More

December 30, 2014

Noyes Health Auxiliary Revisits Tradition

The Noyes Health Auxiliary and the Spice Box Gift Shop is reinstituting the tradition of presenting a gift to each infant born at Noyes Health. Sue Mettler, Spice Box manager said, “When my children were born here at Noyes Health they each received a gift from the Auxiliary. It was a nice tradition that I would like to revisit.” Sue has ordered piggy banks, with a pink ribbon for girls and a blue ribbon for boys, to be distributed to all infants born at the hospital’s birthing center this coming year. The Noyes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary which began in 1952 as a small group of local women is now a group of over 120 dedicated volunteers from Dansville and the surrounding communities whose primary goal is to conduct fundraising projects and donate the proceeds to Noyes Health. The biggest source of revenue is the Spice Box Gift Shop and Coffee Bar located in the hospital lobby. The Gift Shop began in 1962 as a cabinet with items to purchase in the main lobby of the “old” hospital and is now a full service shop with dedicated space in the hospital lobby carrying unique gift items, jewelry, fresh flowers and coffee bar open to the public. The Auxiliary has sponsored and donated to many of the hospital’s improvement projects throughout the years and is the second largest donor to the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department which opened in June of this year. For more information on the Spice Box, how to volunteer or make a donation please contact Sue Mettler, Manager at 585-335-4288 or smettler@noyes-hospital.org .... Read More

December 22, 2014

Noyes Health Employees Donate to Catholic Charities

Once again this holiday season, Noyes Health employees participated in a Livingston County holiday charity drive! This year employees reached out to Catholic Charities and received a response that the organization was in urgent need of personal supplies and toiletries. The Noyes Health employees donated gladly, with over 1500 items, many multiple packs, brought to the hospital! Catholic Charities had to make numerous pickups throughout the season and was amazed by the outpouring of support for the less fortunate in our community. Catholic Charities Director, Tabitha Brewster commented, “I would like to thank Noyes Health for all they do for the community year-round and especially for their generosity towards Catholic Charities this holiday season.” Catholic Charities serves approximately 9,000 of our neighbors in Livingston County, helping folks to gain self-sufficiency and making lives a little bit easier during difficult times.... Read More

December 17, 2014

First Ugly Sweater Contest Held at Noyes Health

On Friday, December 12th Noyes Health Employees participated in their first Ugly Sweater Contest. Eleven departments participated in the contest and the winning department of the 2014 Ugly Sweater Contest was: MEDICAL RECORDS, CODING AND TRANSCRIPTION!!! A special THANKS to our 2014 contest judges: Sue DeMuth, Dansville Stationers and Dogwood Trading Company, Shannon Mays, Shenanigans Children’s Store, Jennifer Howe, Genesee Valley Penny Saver all located on Main Street Dansville. And thank you for your time and talent to Noyes Health employees, Deb McCray, Dick Whitenack and Ray Weidman for creating the beautiful award plaque.... Read More

December 9, 2014

Gunlocke Leaders Tour the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department

Touring the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department was a top priority for guests from Gunlocke when they visited the Hospital on Wednesday, December 3rd. Noyes Health President and CEO Amy Pollard along with Hospital Board Chairman Mike Johnsen, Foundation Board Chairman Jon Shay and other Noyes Health employees welcomed Gunlocke President Don Mead, Vice President of Sales Tim Costello, Vice President of Marketing Kevin Gorman, Director of Member and Community Relations Diane Wiley and Executive Assistant Karen Valle. “We were pleased that, as a lead donor of the project, Gunlocke had a chance to see the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department in action, on a typical day” said Noyes Health CEO, Amy Pollard. “And to see their beautiful furniture put to good use by employees and visitors. We are grateful for their support of the project and all they do for the Hospital and community.” The project included expansion and renovation with a cost of $7.3 million inclusive of equipment costs. The Hospital jumpstarted this effort by securing a prestigious $4.69 million grant through New York State’s Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law (HEAL NY) in June, 2012. In addition to the grant award, Noyes Hospital was honored to receive a $750,000 leadership gift for the Emergency Department from E. Philip and Carole Saunders, residents of Livingston County, and the Saunders Foundation in memory of their late daughter, Mary Saunders Beiermann. The goal of the 10,000 sq. ft. project was to replace the existing outdated, undersized Emergency Department (ED) through new construction and renovation of the existing space. Without the additional space, the Hospital would have been impeded from implementing a more patient-centered system both in terms of care and cost. The Gunlocke dignitaries also received a tour of the Lab Draw/Phlebotomy area which was expanded and renovated during the project. Gunlocke furniture fills the busy Lab Draw waiting room where calming colors and design look more like a spa than a hospital. “Businesses, along with individual donors, embraced this project and we exceeded our community goal of raising $2 million. The positive impact of this Emergency Department project will be felt by the region for years to come and we could never have accomplished all of this without the support of good neighbors like Gunlocke!” said Foundation Director Cynthia Oswald. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of the Noyes Health Foundation, for more detailed information, call 585-335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org ... Read More

November 10, 2014

Thanks to All Who Donated Blood

Noyes Health, The American Red Cross and Dansville Rotary Club, would like to thank everyone that donated blood at Noyes Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 21, 2014. A total of 25 units of blood were collected in one day! The Red Cross is constantly working to increase the availability of blood and blood products. This includes educating potential donors about healthy habits that will reduce deferrals such as for low iron, improving the yield from platelet donors and using containers that extend the time that blood can be safely shipped. Increasing diverse blood donor recruitment is critical to the future of our Nation’s blood supply. The Red Cross is implementing initiatives throughout the country to increase the number of blood donors in diverse communities and raise awareness of the need to give blood. The Red Cross also works to find rare blood donors to meet the specialized needs of patients all over the country. Through its 39 Immunohematology Reference Laboratories, offering support to hospitals across the country, and its collaboration with AABB on the American Rare Donor Program, the Red Cross helps ensure that patients will get the blood they need at any time of the day or night. Noyes Memorial Hospital is proud to be located in Dansville, New York with its rich health history. Clara Barton founded the first American Red Cross Chapter right here in Dansville in 1881. And there is a historical connection between the hospital and the Clara Barton/Livingston Chapter office location, a beautiful old home which was donated by the Noyes family! Colleen Bradley, Laboratory/Phlebotomy secretary, serves as the volunteer coordinator for the five community blood drives held at Noyes Memorial Hospital each year. Colleen thanks the public and the employees of Noyes Health for their ongoing participation and support over the years. Our next community blood drive at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville is Friday, January 16, 2015. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information, call 585-335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org... Read More

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