A year ago, Bassett Medical Center’s dialysis team initiated a new strategy, the Right Fit Program, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life and improving outcomes for end stage renal disease patients on dialysis. The result has been a significant reduction in hospitalizations, re-admissions and mortality, earning Bassett the Healthcare Association of New York State’s 2016 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety. In recognizing successful programs like Bassett’s, the Healthcare Association of New York State hopes to encourage other hospitals to assess their procedures for improving care and lowering re-admission and hospitalization numbers.