Accolades for HHC Nurses
Healthgrades, which assesses hospital quality nationwide, gave awards to two Brooklyn HHC hospitals in July: Woodhull Medical Center for “Gynecologic Surgery Excellence” and Coney Island Hospital for “Maternity Care Excellence.” Healthgrades bases its quality assessment on outcomes, using patient mortality and complication rates. These awards place Woodhull Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for these areas of women’s healthcare.
Nurses in Woodhull’s Mother-Baby Unit won the hospital’s “Patient Satisfaction Award” in May. “A lot of time we work so very hard and we don’t feel appreciated. We do so much even when the staff is short,” says RN Inez Stewart. “Having patients recognize and acknowledge us, it’s priceless.”