NLH Nursing Home Recognized As One Of The Top In The State

NLH Nursing Home Recognized As One Of The Top In The State

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The New York State Department of Health has just named the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home as one of the department’s Top Performing Nursing Homes. With nearly 629 New York State nursing homes, Nathan Littauer was selected as only one of 42 to receive this top recognition. In addition, Littauer was one of only 5 selected for this distinction in the Capital Region.

This exclusive list recognizes the nursing homes that have achieved the top quintile in the last three years of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI). The Nursing Home Quality Initiative consists of five components; a quality component which evaluates 14 Quality Indicators, a compliance component that looks at our Department of Health surveys, immunization data and submission of cost reports, our potentially avoidable re-hospitalization rate, scoring and determination of ineligibility. Performance is based on the 2014, 2015 and 2016 NHQI.

“We are honored to be one of the few recognized for our hard work and dedication,” said Vice President, Administrator/NLH Nursing Home, Leslie Beadle. “Our excellent staff treats our residents with care, compassion, integrity and respect every day, and it shows as we continually strive to improve our residents’ quality of life.”

The Nathan Littauer Nursing home is an 84 bed skilled care facility with short-term rehabilitation and long term care, therapeutic recreation – adjacent to a hospital and uniquely connected directly to a state-of-the-art dialysis center.

For more information on the Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Please call (518) 773-5611.

Nathan Littauer obstetrics practices sets a national standard

Approach to labor care is deemed “particularly meritorious” by national medical group

Gloversville, NY — Nathan Littauer Hospital was recently informed that its clinical approach to augment labor has been published in an American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) publication. The clinical method Littauer uses with the labor enhancing drug Oxytocin was selected as one of three national standards for other health care organizations to follow. “This is an amazing endorsement of the high-level of care we administer in our Birthing Center.” said Ginger Mulligan, Vice President of Nursing.  

Littauer’s Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Patricia Nguyen made the submission explaining, “Our clinical approach to the birthing process is very well thought out- with a foundation centered in safety and comfort.” She added, “As a clinician, I felt was worth sharing.” Dr. Nguyen continued, “Our entire team is focused upon patient safety. And I think it is that collaborative approach at Littauer that yields results.”

ACOG asked hospitals to submit their protocols for using the drug oxytocin- a labor enhancing medicine used in the birthing process. In all, the organization received 23 submissions and selected three for their publication, “Optimizing Protocols in Obstetrics”. The prestigious clinical document explains, “Although many were well written and met the needs of their institution, three protocols were particularly meritorious. We are submitting these documents as examples that any hospital may want to consider for their own use.”  They added, “The Committee has chosen and enclosed the oxytocin protocols from Community General Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Nathan Littauer Hospital.”

ACOG has over 55,000 members and is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. It is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization. The Birthing Center’s Manager, Kelly Hartz explained, “This organization strives to maintain the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members. To see our name printed as a standard of care is thrilling for our staff and especially our obstetrics team.”  She concluded, “The organization has a stellar reputation.”  

To read the full document and Littauer’s special approach to the labor process readers are encouraged to visit:

The Birthing Center sets a national standard in clinical protocols

Nathan Littauer’s The Birthing Center sets a national standard in clinical protocols