Oswego Hospital Receives Excellus Quality Improvement Incentive

Oswego Hospital has been awarded $56,361 by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as part of the health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program.

“The physicians and staff are constantly working to improve the quality of care at Oswego Hospital,” said Chief Medical Officer Renato Mandanas, MD. “We have put several programs in place which have been very successful and we will continue to build on these programs. Our expectation is that all our patients will experience a high level of quality care and at the same time enjoy a pleasant customer service experience, as we want to become the healthcare provider of choice.”

To improve its patient quality, Oswego Hospital implemented an Excellus endorsed program, Bordering on Zero, which assisted the healthcare facility in nearly eliminating the number of patients who experience pressure ulcers during their stay.

Excellus first made the incentives available in 2010 and since then, Oswego Hospital has received more than $140,000 for making quality improvements.

Oswego Hospital was among 47 area hospitals to be presented an award by Excellus for making quality improvements in 2013.