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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Receives 2017 Press Ganey National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality -National award recognizes Burke as the top-performing rehabilitation hospital-

Released November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 (White Plains, NY) – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce it has been awarded the 2017 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality by Press Ganey. The award recognizes the top-performing rehabilitation hospital to have achieved excellence in overall performance in nursing quality indicators.

“Our nursing staff works tirelessly to provide our patients with the excellent level of service they have come to expect from Burke,” said Jeffrey Menkes, Burke’s President & CEO. “Being awarded the 2017 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality is a testament to their dedication and the example they set in the field. It is a well-deserved honor, and we are grateful to our nurses for earning us this prestigious distinction.” 

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s highly trained, compassionate nurses are an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Specializing in rehabilitation and post-acute care, Burke’s nurses understand the unique needs of rehabilitation patients. Burke employs all registered nurses, and many have additional advanced training and certifications such as the CRRN designation, a specialty certification for rehabilitation nurses that ensures they have ongoing education and provide the highest level of care to rehabilitation patients.

 Marie Spencer, PhD, RN, CRRN, Vice President, Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, said, “This award is a testament to the dedication, commitment and compassion of our Nursing staff. As an award winner in 2011 and 2017, Burke nurses have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to patient safety and outcomes.”

The NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality honors hospitals that have made impressive and measurable improvements in nursing performance and patient outcomes. The award is given annually to the top performing organization across 17 quality measures in each of seven categories: academic medical center, teaching hospital, community hospital, pediatric hospital, rehabilitation hospital, psychiatric hospital and international. The highest-ranking hospital in each category receives the award.

According to Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey, “Achieving and sustaining excellence in nursing-sensitive quality measures reflects Burke’s deep commitment to delivering high quality compassionate and patient-centered care in Westchester County and the surrounding area.”

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. As of 2016, the hospital is now a part of the Montefiore Health System, Inc. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or surgery. For additional information, please visit

Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. With more than 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient and caregiver suffering while improving the safety, quality and experience of care. For more information, visit



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