North Shore Medical Center 2017 Year in ReviewMar 29, 2018
North Shore Medical Center has been serving the growing needs of Miami-Dade county for more than sixty years. Throughout 2017, the hospital’s physicians and employees upheld the historical standard of consistently delivering the best care to its patients.
“A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
This year North Shore Medical Center earned an “A” for patient safety in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. By achieving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, North Shore Medical Center received recognition as one of the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. North Shore Medical Center was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the country.
Outstanding Improvement in Patient Satisfaction
North Shore Medical Center was also honored with the “Outstanding Improvement in Patient Satisfaction” award during Tenet’s Hospital Strategy Conference Awards Dinner in Dallas, Texas. This award recognizes hospitals that achieved the greatest percentage improvement in their total Patient Satisfaction Score, which represents a weighting of inpatient, outpatient and ED patient satisfaction.
In recognition of National Doctors’ Day, North Shore Medical Center honored its physicians and thanked them for their service, skills and compassion. The outstanding group of physicians participated in a special awards ceremony and luncheon. Amy Jarvis, M.D., neurologist, was named “Most Responsive Physician,” Rehan A. Naqui, M.D., internal medicine, was acknowledged for being the “Highest CPOE (computerized physician order entry) Performer,” Bashar Moshen, M.D., neurologist, and Arthur Iglesias, M.D, radiation oncologist, tied for “Best Bedside Manner,” Susan Baker, M.D., pathologist, received the “Best Team Player” award, and Alia Abdulla, D.O., surgical oncologist and Medical Director of the Surgical Oncology Program, was honored with the “Physician of the Year” award.
Donates beds to Haiti
North Shore Medical Center takes pride in helping the community. The hospital donated 30 hospital beds to Project St. Anne, part of a Clinic of Camp-Perrin located in Haiti. Project St. Anne is a non-profit that was founded by a group of women in 2008. The goal of the organization is to help the less fortunate. The 30 beds are going to be used by patients at the local hospital. The donation of these beds is part of the commitment of helping all those in need in the community that have been affected by hurricanes and other national disasters
Donates $10K to University of Puerto Rico
The Medical Staff at North Shore Medical Center donated $10,000.00 to the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. The goal of this donation was to support an outreach effort on the island to go to rural communities that do not have access to healthcare and would otherwise have needed to travel to seek treatment.
As 2018, quickly approaches, the physicians and staff at North Shore Medical Center vow to continue their mission to enhance services and maintain the top-notch care that the community has come to expect.