LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grade Scores 2016

LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grade came out with their rating of hospitals safety nationwide. Leapfrog is a nonprofit organization “committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.” They examine how well each hospital does in terms of patient errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Information is complied from surveys, public data and information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. They look at more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide. 138 hospitals are located in New York and 19 of them are in the Hudson Valley.   Hospitals are ranked A through D. New York hospitals were listed No. 46 on the list based on which states had the highest percentage of A’s in the state. In a statement Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder said that “patients should be aware that hospitals are not all equally competent at protecting them from injuries and infections.” A’s were given to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. Nyack Hospital received a B rating among just a few of the hospitals on the list.


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