Services Clinic at Erie County
Medical Center has won the 2012 New York State Department of
Institute Award for Excellence in Quality Performance.
The award recognizes a clinic that achieves and sustains
measurably high quality care.
The immunodeficiency clinic received the award for:
- demonstrating sustained improvement for patient retention and
viral load suppression
- improving linkages to care as shown through its participation
in NY Links and the In+ Care
The award is a result of the combined efforts of the
clinic’s physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and
others, emphasized Thomas
A. Russo, MD, professor and chief of the Department of
“It is truly a team award,” he said.
The clinic, staffed in part by division faculty, is the largest
and only comprehensive HIV and AIDS care center in Western New
Physicians in the infectious
diseases fellowship train at the facility during ambulatory
The award is one of several given by the HIV
Quality of Care Program, a statewide initiative for
systematically monitoring the quality of HIV medical care and
It will be presented March 14 in New York City.