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NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL NAMED TO HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE’S HOSPITAL AND PHYSICIAN GROUP HONOR ROLL
NEWTON, Mass. (November, 2007) – Newton-Wellesley’s Physician Hospital Organization has once again been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s (HPHC) fifth annual "Physician Honor Roll." The Honor Roll highlights adult and pediatric physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of chronic illness. This is the fifth consecutive time that NWH physicians have achieved this designation.
In addition, Newton-Wellesley was named to HPHC’s Hospital Honor Roll. The Hospital Honor Roll names those hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally based on Hospital Quality Alliance measures, as reported by CMS on Hospital Compare, and Leapfrog patient safety measures.
Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS® (Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set), a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of doctors and other medical professionals. Harvard Pilgrim identified practices whose performance exceeded the national 90th percentile on a majority of quality scores such as cervical and breast cancer screenings, asthma management, diabetic testing and management, and the number of well-visits a child has.
The Honor Roll is a key component of Harvard Pilgrim's strategy for providing consumers with the information necessary to make critical health care choices. Honor Roll practice providers are noted in Harvard Pilgrim's printed and online provider directories, enabling members to evaluate and select physicians based on quality measures.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a wide range of services, including medical, surgical, obstetrical, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric and psychiatric care. Newton-Wellesley has been serving its community for over a century. The medical staff of the Hospital includes nearly 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and also has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School residents.
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