St. Francis Gets Another ‘A’ in Nationwide Safety Test
Roslyn, NY- April 24, 2018- For the eleventh 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 was one of only two hospitals on Long Island and one of just eight in New York State to get an “A.” The Hospital has earned an “A” 11 out of 13 times since the safety score’s debut in 2012.
“To be part of this select group of hospitals yet again reflects the dedication, compassion, and commitment of our highly skilled healthcare team to providing excellence in patient care,” said Ruth E. Hennessey, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer of St. Francis. “To consistently receive ‘A’ ratings in a highly competitive environment is a testament to our ongoing mission to provide the highest caliber of hospital care.”
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 30 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 137 hospitals surveyed in New York State, just six 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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