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March 29, 2012 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center has joined the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP), a statewide quality improvement initiative engaging more than 170 hospitals in activities aimed at improving quality and patient safety by reducing complications and avoidable readmissions.


“Patient safety and providing quality health care are our top priorities at Catskill Regional Medical Center,” said Fred Kuriger, Catskill Regional Medical Center’s CEO. “We recognize that providing a ’culture of safety‘ is a necessary component in achieving successful results, and we are dedicated to advancing patient care for our community. We are very excited to be a part of the NYSPFP initiative and to reaffirm our commitment to providing exceptional health care.”

NYSPFP, a joint project of the Healthcare Association of New York State and Greater New York Hospital Association, is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients, a national initiative that seeks to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. NYSPFP has invited key New York State health care stakeholders including regulators, consumers, clinicians, health insurers, hospital trustees and others to contribute to NYSPFP’s statewide success.


NYSPFP will build upon existing quality improvement programs at hospitals across the state, focusing on key clinical areas as well as hospital leadership and culture to support New York State hospitals as they continually strive to provide safe, high-quality care and to improve outcomes.


For more information about NYSPFP, contact Karen McKoy at 845-794-3300 ext. 2090 or visit

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