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St. Francis Gets Another ‘A’ in Nationwide Safety Test – Earning the Most ‘A’s for Any Hospital in Nassau County

30 April, 2020
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For the fifteenth 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’ 15 out of 17 times since the safety score’s debut in 2012.

“To receive the most ‘A’s in our region, is a tribute to our entire staff for the quality of care they provide to each and every patient they see,” said Charles L. Lucore, M.D., MBA, President of St. Francis Hospital. “Their dedication to excellence is reflected in how they have been handling the current pandemic by making sure they uphold the same standards of excellence amid this crisis.”

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.  More than 2,600 acute care hospitals are ranked nationwide. 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 145 hospitals surveyed in New York State, only 12 or 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. 

To read more about the scores and see how hospitals were rated, you can log on to:
http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/search?findBy=state&zip_code=&city=&state_prov=NY&hospital

 Contact: Rosemary Gomez, 516-563-7965, rosemary.gomez@chsli.org

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