Two NYC Health + Hospitals Receive “A” Safety Grades From Independent, National Hospital Safety Organization
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NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Metropolitan and Queens Hospitals have earned an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes the achievements of the two hospitals in protecting patients from preventable injury and hospital error. NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens is the only hospital in the borough of Queens to receive an “A.” Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to the quality, safety, and transparency of the U.S. health system.
“This national difference is a true testament to the tireless work and commitment from our entire team to keeping our patients safe,” he said. NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan CEO Cristina Contreras, LMSW, MPA, FABC. “We really appreciate the trust our patients have when they choose to go to the Metropolitan to receive care and commitment to provide them with the highest quality care. Even if we have to pivot during pandemic, achieving an A grade from Leapfrog, along with our recent calling as a Million Hearts Hospital by the CDC and CMS, describes patient safety as remaining the highest priority of all in NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. ”
“I’m so grateful that NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens received an‘ A ’grade in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade’s Spring 2022 survey, because it reflects the spirit of collaboration that happens here every day,” he said. NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens CEO Neil J. Moore, MBA, MPA, FACHE. “The truth is, everyone at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens plays a vital role in the quality of care we provide to our patients, and it can be reassuring if the results of this hard work are recognized by others. news is even more satisfying for our patients, who rely on us for their care.They can walk through our doors knowing that, according to Leapfrog’s approach, we are one of the safest hospitals in town.That’s good news for the people of Queens. ”
The Leapfrog Group assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grades to general hospitals nationwide based on more than 30 national performance measures featuring errors, accidents, injuries, and infections are also as systems in place in hospitals to prevent injury. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based solely on the hospital’s avoidance of medical errors and injury to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, completely transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice a year, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the brunt of the pandemic, I thank the workers and leadership of the Metropolitan and Queens hospitals for their continued commitment to patient safety, on a daily basis,” he said. so. Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The ‘A’ Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement, and that would not be possible without the 24/7 effort of the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud. ”
To see full grade details at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, click here.
To see full grade details at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, click here.