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April 25, 2019

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) system, which includes seven hospital campuses, has earned the ASHE Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its water quality program, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

NewYork-Presbyterian has over the past several years prevent Legionella. In 2005, it established a water safety-management program.

Over the past five years, NYPH expanded the program by creating an interdisciplinary management team and adopting a modernized strategy that employs smart sampling design, algorithms, data standardization, business intelligence, modeling and analytics.

The program has helped reduce positive Legionella samples detected via routine sampling by 50 percent, decreasing its overall detection rate by 73 percent in 2017. 

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