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July 10, 2017
Saratoga Hospital Again Named One of “Health Care’s Most Wired”
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, July 10, 2017—For the second year in a row, Saratoga Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “most wired” healthcare providers. The “most wired” designation is based on an annual Hospital & Health Networks magazine survey that measures how hospitals and health systems use technology to improve communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.
Thirty-five New York hospitals made the list, which was released this week by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.
More than 2,100 hospitals nationwide participated in the survey. Of those, 461 earned the “most wired” designation by meeting requirements for infrastructure, business and administration, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.
“The ‘most wired’ designation tells our community that we continually seek new ways to put technology to work to benefit our patients,” said John Mangona, vice president and chief information and compliance officer for Saratoga Hospital. “In every Saratoga Hospital facility, patients are benefiting from systems and practices that increase access to care, improve the patient experience and protect the privacy of patient health information.”
Detailed results of the survey can be found in the July issue of Health & Hospitals Networks, an AHA publication. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.
About Health Forum
Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit www.healthforum.com.
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