Following upon St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s laboratory accreditation by The Joint Commission’s Laboratory Accreditation Unit on March 20, 2015, St John’s laboratory and other affiliated departments faced intense scrutiny by five unannounced New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) inspectors on July 14th. After three days of thorough review of all processes and documentation in all areas of the laboratory, DOH surveyors walked away handing St. John’s only one minor deficiency!
At the exit interview on day three, the five inspectors unanimously expressed delight and pleasure at the impressive level of professionalism and competency exhibited by St. John’s laboratory team, stating that St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has now raised the bar as the standard of excellence in this area for all other New York State hospitals. This is a result of perseverance, dedication and most importantly, teamwork.
About St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, the cornerstone of Episcopal Health Services Inc., is the only full-service acute care hospital in the Rockaways. Celebrating 110 years of community care in 2015, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay. Key programs serving the Rockaways, southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County include an Emergency Department with 45,000 patient visits annually, a growing minimally invasive surgery program, obstetrics and gynecology, imaging, behavioral health, pediatrics, wound care and dialysis.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is a teaching affiliate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. The hospital is also a New York State Designated Stroke Center, a recipient of the Gold-Plus Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, and is a certified emergency heart care station. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is also designated as a 911/Level II trauma receiving hospital by the New York City Department of Health.
The mission of Episcopal Health Services Inc. of the Diocese of Long Island is to provide quality health care with an emphasis on patient safety through its hospital and ambulatory care facilities and continuing graduate medical education, recognizing the emerging life-care needs of the communities we serve.
The mission is overseen by the Bishop of Long Island and guided by the teachings and traditions of the Episcopal Church. An essential element of this ministry is pastoral care provided by a chaplaincy program sensitive to the faiths and traditions of those served.
Learn more at www.ehs.org.