HealthAlliance Hospitals Earn Top Marks for Preventing Hospital-Acquired Conditions

According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HealthAlliance Hospital campuses in Kingston ranked No. 2 and No. 3 for having the lowest hospital-acquired condition rates in New York State.

Hospital-acquired conditions, or HACs, are potentially deadly medical conditions or complications a patient can pick up during a hospital stay. They can include healthcare-associated infections, including pneumonia, as well as non-infection conditions, such as side effects from a bad drug interaction, a transfusion with the wrong blood type or bedsores.