Clinical Outcomes Research

Outcome measures collected over
20 years indictate that our
treatment programs work.

Clinical Outcomes/Studies


The high quality of care provided at Four Winds Hospital Saratoga is reflected in the Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction surveys we have been conducting for more than 25 years. Our surveys demonstrate that people treated at our facility get better and have a high level of satisfaction.

Patient Outcomes

Outcomes measurement is the method we use to hold ourselves accountable for achieving our fundamental purpose of “helping people get better”. Outcomes measurements enable us to demonstrate to our patients, their families and other providers of care that our services improve the quality of life for those in our care. It helps support that the type of care we provide is effective and can help us to find opportunities to improve services. Please click here to view our 2019 Outcome Data.


Surveys provide patients the opportunity to anonymously rate care and to recognize clinicians and staff who were particularly helpful in their recovery.  The satisfaction surveys we conduct are clinical-care oriented, self-reported and are measured using a rating scale. Surveys focus on the patients' perception of the quality of the interpersonal care they received during hospitalization and outpatient treatment. Please click here to view our 2019 Satisfaction Data.

Continuous Improvement

We work hard to constantly improve the way we care for patients. Ensuring patients receive safe, effective care is an ongoing process. We strive to create a "culture of continuous improvement." Regularly monitoring our performance allows us to see where we're hitting the mark, and where we can improve. We look to these numbers to make informed, timely decisions that translate to better patient safety and outcomes. We continually:

  • Collect, analyze and report data pertaining to patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical outcomes
  • Create performance “report cards” for clinical departments
  • Help our leaders and staff make informed, data driven decisions about where and how to make improvements
  • Engage patients and families, leadership, physicians, nurses, clinicians and employees at all levels in the process of ensuring and improving quality and safety

Please click on this link to view our latest scorecard from The Joint Commission.  You can also click here for Four Winds Saratoga's most recent Accreditation Quality Report from The Joint Commission.

For further information about Four Winds Saratoga’s Clinical Outcome Research and Quality Assurance Initiatives, please contact, Erin Dorflinger, LCSW-R, Director of Quality Management, 518-584-3600.

We Are Here To Help

Four Winds Saratoga is open and accepting referrals for Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Children, Adolescents and Adults. Our Outpatient Programs (PHP, IOP, AIOP and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry) are also open and operating on a virtual platform.

We have implemented measures for the protection of those on our campus in response to the Covid-19 crisis. We are following the daily guidelines provided by the CDC and NYS DOH, as well as our own protocols. For more information, please read this letter from our CEO.

Let us know how we can help. Admissions can be contacted 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-800-959-1287.

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448