Leapfrog Group Awards NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Highest Grade of Any Hospital in Manhattan for Patient Safety
Independent Nonprofit Focuses on Quality of Care Nationwide
Nov 02, 2016
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan received the highest grade of any hospital in Manhattan for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Scores assess hospitals nationwide using 30 evidence-based measures of hospital safety. Only one other hospital in Manhattan also received a B, and no hospital scored higher.
We at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan take very seriously the quality of the care we provide our patients, said Metropolitan CEO Alina Moran. This recognition will help our patients know how intently we focus on patient safety. We scored the highest in Manhattan last year as well and will continue to strive for excellence.
The Leapfrog Group is the only independent ratings program that focuses solely on how effectively hospitals keep their patients safe.
Protecting patients from harm is the most important task for any hospital, said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
In New York City, only five hospitals received grades of A or B. All five hospitals are part of NYC Health + Hospitals. The public health system includes the highest-scoring hospitals in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, as well as Manhattan.
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D, and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. These grades are calculated by top patient safety experts, 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.