Ellenville Regional Hospital, Ellenville, New York

November 2013
Organization: 
Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH)

Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH), located in Ellenville, New York, was recognized for their effort in community engagement with the creation of a seamless process of medication management as patients transition within and across organizations.

Positive Outcomes:

  • Identification and mitigation of over 900 potential and 150 actual adverse drug events
  • Savings of over $1.8 million through significant reduction in medication misadventure by community members
  • National recognition and four national awards for performance
  • Swing bed patient satisfaction averages at 93% over the last year

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Steven L. Kelley, FACHE, President and CEO, said, “Engaging our patients, partners, providers and community members is crucial to understanding the needs of our patients and ensuring the continued success of our hospital.”

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.