An Award-Winning Approach
Our commitment to quality is unwavering and is recognized both within and beyond our organization. Following are just some of the awards we’ve received in recent years.
Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
Saratoga Hospital has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2013. The Hospital is one of just 23 healthcare organizations in New York State to earn this distinction for demonstrating a commitment to equitable, inclusive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) patients and their families. The HEI is an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equal rights for LGBT Americans.
Blue Distinction® for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement
BlueShield of Northeastern New York has once again named Saratoga Hospital a Blue Distinction Center—this time for spine surgery and for knee and hip replacement. We are the only hospital in the Capital Region to earn this quality designation for spine surgery. Blue Distinction is reserved for medical facilities that meet robust quality measures and demonstrate expertise in delivering specialty care.
Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence
Saratoga Hospital has been designated a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence since September 10, 2004, when we became the first in the Capital Region to attain this distinction. Granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet designation is widely regarded as the gold standard for patient care and is reserved for the best nursing teams in the nation. In June 2010, Saratoga Hospital earned the more difficult Magnet re-designation, which is achieved by only 3% of hospitals that attempt it.
Commission on Cancer Accreditation with Commendation
Our cancer services have been accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. The voluntary accreditation demonstrates that Saratoga Hospital meets the highest standards for quality of cancer care.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The American College of Radiology ( ACR ) has accredited our Women’s Imaging Center as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.” The ACR designation signifies that our Women’s Imaging Center is fully accredited in all breast imaging services: mammography, magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ), stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite
As a result of our successful efforts to create a healthy workplace and culture of wellness, Saratoga Hospital has been designated as an American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite.
Training Magazine’s Top 125
Saratoga Hospital has been named one of Training Magazines “Top 125” in 2008, 2009, 2010 and in 2013. The award recognizes excellence in staff education and development. Included in the Top 125 are organizations such as IBM , Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Verizon, Microsoft, McDonald’s, General Mills, and Baptist Health.
HANYS Auxiliary of the Year
Our Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild is the first and only auxiliary in New York State to be honored twice, by the Healthcare Association of New York State, as Auxiliary of the Year. The award, presented to the Guild in 2008 and 2012, recognizes outstanding achievements in community outreach and/or advocacy.
The Hospital’s Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center has been awarded full accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). This accreditation indicates that our Radiation Oncology Center, staff, policies, and treatment methods all meet or exceed national standards. It also underscores our continued commitment to providing the highest quality care.
MBSAQIP Accredited Center
Saratoga Bariatric Surgery & Weight-Loss Center, a service of Saratoga Hospital, has been granted full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The “comprehensive” designation—the highest available from MBSAQIP—signifies that Saratoga Bariatric Surgery & Weight-Loss Center meets rigorous standards for bariatric care. The designation also indicates that the Saratoga program provides the resources necessary to meet the needs of bariatric patients, both pre- and postoperatively.
Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery
BlueShield of Northeastern New York has recognized Saratoga Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of bariatric surgery. The Blue Distinction Center honor is awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies for delivering quality care and better overall outcomes for bariatric surgery patients.