UTICA — St. Elizabeth Medical Center has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality Cardiac Care Facility in Cardiac Medical Intervention and Cardiac Surgery.
Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs, according to a news release. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected IOQ for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
“St. Elizabeth Medical Center and the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute have been committed to providing high quality and cost-effective cardiology and cardiac surgery services to our community for many years,” said Albert D’Accurzio, M.D., vice president of medical affairs at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in the release. “We are proud that Aetna has recognized the efforts of so many St. Elizabeth employees. This designation, based on nationally recognized measures of quality and cost-efficiency, will reinforce the notion that high quality cardiac care is available at our community hospitals.”