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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Achieves Age-Friendly Health System Level 2 Designation

Far Rockaway, New York, October 24, 2023 — St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is proud to announce that it has achieved a Level 2 designation as an Age-Friendly Health System by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This significant designation certifies St. John’s as Committed to Care Excellence and demonstrates our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality, evidence-based care specifically tailored to the needs of older adults.

Over the past three months, St. John’s has diligently collected data, focusing on the quality of care provided to older adults through the implementation of the 4Ms framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. This structured approach ensures that each patient receives comprehensive, personalized care, considering every aspect of their health and well-being.

“We are deeply committed to the 4Ms framework and its promise of elevating the standard of care for older adults. This designation signifies and validates our continued dedication to providing the best possible care for the elderly, and we are excited to further our practice and commitment to the 4Ms,” says Karen Paige, MBA, RN, CPPS, CPXP, OCN, CPHQ, Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer of Episcopal Health Services.

As of October 2023, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital stands alongside over 1,900 esteemed healthcare providers, including hospitals, practices, care clinics, and nursing homes, all of which have been recognized as Level 2 Age-Friendly Health Systems. Collectively, this global movement has positively impacted the lives of more than 2,480,000 older adults through the consistent practice of the 4Ms care approach.

Age-Friendly Health Systems is a commendable initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), carried out in collaboration with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the US (CHA).

For more details about the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and its impact on healthcare quality, please visit

About Episcopal Health Services

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.