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October 24, 2017
Saratoga Hospital Named One of New York’s Best for Nurses
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, October 24, 2017—Saratoga Hospital has been named a “Best Hospital for Nurses” in New York by Nurse.org, the web’s leading career site for nurses.
The hospital placed fourth statewide in a Nurse.org survey, earning a star rating of 4.3 out of 5. One hundred percent of Saratoga Hospital nurses who participated in the survey recommended the hospital as an employer.
Mary Jo LaPosta, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care and organizational excellence at Saratoga Hospital, attributes the high ranking in part to the hospital’s status as a Magnet facility. Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet recognition for nursing excellence and has maintained Magnet designation for more than a decade.
“Saratoga Hospital exemplifies the Magnet culture of excellence, nurse empowerment and, above all, high-quality, patient-focused care,” LaPosta said. “We see the benefits of this culture every day—in patient outcomes and in nurse and patient satisfaction.”
Survey participants described Saratoga Hospital as a “great organization that values nurses.” Nurses cited “great support from management” and said the “hospital is always improving, upgrading and implementing new practices to improve care.”
The complete Best Hospitals in New York for Nurses list is available at nurse.org/articles/best-hospitals-new-york/. For Saratoga Hospital’s reviews, go to its facility page.
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.
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