St. Francis Is Only Hospital in Nassau County to Get an ‘A’ in Nationwide Safety Test
Roslyn, NY- November 7, 2019- For the fourteenth time, St. Francis Hospital has received an ‘A’ in a national safety score that rates hospitals on the quality of their care. The letter-based rating system was devised by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that ranks hospitals nationwide. St. Francis is one of just three hospitals on Long Island and the only one in Nassau County and Queens to get an ‘A.’ The Hospital has earned an ‘A’ 14 out of 16 times since the safety score’s debut in 2012.
“We have repeatedly received the most ‘A’s in our region and this is truly a testament to the quality of care we provide to each and every patient we see,” said Charles L. Lucore, M.D., MBA, President of St. Francis Hospital. “Our mission is to assure our patients’ hospital stays are safe so they can focus on getting better and going home as soon as possible.”
The semi-annual rankings rely on data from Leapfrog’s own ratings as well as outside sources including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission. Grades range from ‘A’ to ‘F’ based on 28 publicly available safety measures. Hospitals are rated on how well they prevented errors, infections, injuries, and drug mix-ups that could lead to medical complications and unnecessary loss of life. Of the 147 hospitals surveyed in New York State, only 11 or less than eight percent received an ‘A.’
According to Leapfrog, selecting the right hospital can reduce your risk of avoidable death by 50 percent. The ratings service says its scores empower patients to make informed decisions about the safety of their hospital care.
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