NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Receives an "A" for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Apr 24, 2018
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan received an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades are assigned to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan was awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan was the only hospital in New York City to receive an A grade.
“At NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, our top priority is providing safe, quality care to all of our patients,” said hospital CEO Alina Moran. “This recognition will help our patients know how much we value their safety. Our patient safety score was the highest in Manhattan in 2017, and we will continue to strive for excellence every day.”
The Leapfrog Group is the only independent ratings program that focuses solely on how effectively hospitals keep their patients safe.
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.