Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Quality Ratings
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield took information Schuyler Hospital reported to New York State, and, using software available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), developed information consumers can use to make more informed choices about where to seek hospital care. These are reports on all of the Upstate New York hospitals that contract with the BlueCross BlueShield Plans in the Rochester Area, Central New York, and Utica/Watertown. The reports give information on the number of patients who were treated or underwent a procedure ("volume") and what percent of these patients died (death rate or "mortality rate") while in the hospital. For some types of hospital care, reports are also available that indicate the proportion of patients who underwent a procedure as a percent of all of those eligible for the procedure (use rate or "utilization rate").
To see Excellus' report on Schuyler Hospital, go to: https://www.healthcareplan.com/apps/HospitalQuality/hospitalReports.jsp?sortfield=hospitalname
For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital at (607) 535-7121 or