Phelps Hospital Northwell Health Named Age-Friendly Health System

Phelps Hospital Northwell Health Named Age-Friendly Health System

Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health has been recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The hospital recently achieved Level II status, Committed to Care Excellence, which is the initiative’s highest designation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans aged 65 years and older is expected to nearly double over the next 30 years, from 43.1 million in 2012 to an estimated 83.7 million in 2050. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the IHI, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States, designed to meet the challenge of providing evidence-based practice to every older adult at every care interaction.

“Phelps has the honor of being identified as a leader in a rapidly growing movement committed to care of older adults,” said Ellen Woods, Program Director, Vitality and Caregiver Program at Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health. “Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System entails reliably providing four evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the 4Ms, to all older adults in all settings.”

When the 4Ms model of care – What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility – are applied together, they represent a shift in the paradigm of how older adults are cared for. Level II hospitals must have three months of verified data to demonstrate the early impact of using the 4Ms.

“As always, Phelps is committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients,” Woods added. “Receiving the top level of recognition by the IHI demonstrates our commitment to focusing on the needs of the older adult.”

Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health’s newly created Care Connections program, a partnership with the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, assists caregivers by offering free services such as guidance and counseling from a caregiver navigator, care baskets with resource material and relaxing amenities as well as free educational workshops and symposiums. For information, call 914-366-1199 or email

Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health is at 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. and can be reached by calling (914) 366-3000 or visiting Follow @PhelpsHospitalNorthwell on Facebook, @Phelps-Hospital-Northwell on LinkedIn and @PhelpsHospital on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. With more than 1,700 employees and 1,100 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Caring for the community is at the heart of what Phelps does. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps is one of approximately 500 hospitals nationwide to achieve Magnet Recognition® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for its commitment to nursing excellence and compassionate patient care. The hospital is supported by Northwell Health Physician Partners, a primary and specialty care medical group, with practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. For more information, visit


About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. – Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health

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